Families of Rana Plaza victims rally for compensation

New Age Online

Families of the Rana Plaza victims on Friday at a sit in programme in the city demanded exemplary punishments for the people responsible for the Rana Plaza collapse and adequate compensations for the victims and their families.
Bangladesh Garments Sramik Sanghati organised the sit in programme in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka where the family members of the Rana Plaza victims spoke.
Shahida Begum, mother of Shanta who was killed in the building collapse, said that they were facing police threats whenever they come with demand for compensations.
Khalil Mia, family member of another garment worker demanded more compensation to run their family.
Taslima Akhter, the coordinator the organisation, called on the government to disburse the money which was accumulated in the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund for the family members of the Rana Plaza victims. She demanded exemplary punishments of the responsible for the collapse.
Leaders of the right body Dipak Kumar Roy, Minhajul Haque Nahid, Anjan Das, Abu Shama and others spoke at the programmes.
On April 24, in 2013, the building collapsed at Savar Bus Stand area killed more than 1,100 peoples; most of them were garment workers.

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