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Anniversary of Rana Plaza collapse sheds light on garment industry issues that remain

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Bangladeshi activists and relatives of the victims of the Rana Plaza building collapse wear funeral shrouds as they lay a wreath of flowers at an event marking the first anniversary of the disaster at the site where the building once stood in Savar on the outskirts of Dhaka on April 24, 2014. The Rana Plaza building collapsed on April 24, 2013, killing 1138 workers in the world's worst garment factory disaster.

Today marks the one year anniversary of the devastating building collapse in Bangladesh that killed over 1,100 people and left thousands more injured. The building, Rana Plaza, was a massive garment factory that produced clothing and had already been deemed unsafe for workers the day before the tragedy.

Susan Berfield is a writer for Bloomberg Businessweek and joins us to discuss the progress that's been made over the past year and the challenges that continue for those working in garment factories in Bangladesh.


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