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Here are some comments that came in response to Sunday's The Daily Star news report headlined “7 killed”

Asad Zaman
This time everyone must make serious efforts to find out the actual cause of this fire that took place only 2 months after the country's deadliest industrial fire at another garment factory. Yes, accident may happen, but one must not rule out the possibility of sabotage in a country where politics is so dirty.

Roni Rahman
How many lives have to be lost, how many fire incidents have to happen, how many workers have to get injured before this government will act to ensure workers' safety? The government is the only party accountable and liable for these losses of lives.

Misbah Uddin Sumon
Dhaka city is at great risk of fire accidents because of unplanned urbanisation, overpopulation and lack of proper training for disaster management. Fire training is very vital for any kind of government and non-government organisation. If the garment workers as have the basic training in fire-fighting, then any kind of fire can be extinguished at the initial stage. Sometimes fire fighters cannot come to the spot in due time because traffic jam is so common in our capital city. The roads leading to the fire spots are also often narrow so that the fire fighters cannot move easily with their fire fighting equipment. We need to ensure jam-free roads so that if a fire incident takes place, fire service can come to the spot at due time.

Since Bangladesh government, BGMEA and BKMEA have failed miserably to make the garment factories safe for workers, now the buyers, especially the EU and USA have to step in and do the needful. It is a shame that people are being burnt alive as a result of negligence and lack of adequate safety measures. The insensitive owners get away easily by paying a little monetary compensation but the sad incidents continue to occur again and again. Should we not hold the owners culpable for multiple murders?

Md. Shahjahan
Take punitive action immediately.

Here are some comments that came in response to Sunday's The Daily Star news report headlined “Vote for AL to keep dev going”

Jumana Sarwar
Does development mean the development of the tyrants like AL and BCL? The condition of the ordinary citizens is so miserable! They are waiting to give a befitting reply to AL.

After all the lootings, the spate of murders, kidnappings and false cases against the opposition, who will vote for Awami League again?

Yes, vote for them so that they can complete the incomplete lootings and killings.

Dear PM, you were given two chances before. There will not be a third chance for you. Your government could not make a dent in stopping corruption. All the corrupt elements enjoyed impunity.

Khalid, U.K.
After four years of misrule, plundering of the country's wealth by her party men, now she has come before the nation with her usual rhetoric. She has only one aim that is to cling to power at any cost. She does not care what people want.

Why didn't you talk about rule of law, taming the BCL, decentralisation, saving the rivers, etc.?

Sixth Sense
For God's sake, hold your tongue and let us decide.

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