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Garment factory fire victims mourned in Karachi

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A Pakistani man mourns as he waits in the EDHI Morgue to identify his relative who was killed in a garment factory fire in Karachi.

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Relatives and residents carry the coffin of a woman, who was killed in a fire at a garment factory, for burial during her funeral in Karachi on Sept. 13.

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People comfort a woman who lost a family member in a garment factory fire, during a funeral in Karachi, Pakistan on Sept. 13.

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Maryam Aslam weeps while enquiring about her missing brother who worked in a garment factory, in Karachi. Pakistani officials say the death toll from devastating factory fires that broke out in two major cities has killed hundreds.

Two separate blazes in Pakistan broke out Tuesday night, one at a garment factory in the southern port city of Karachi and another at a shoe manufacturer in the eastern city of Lahore. 

Pakistan registered murder charges against factory bosses and government officials over the deaths of the more than 289 people in the country's worst industrial disaster, police said.


People survey the undamaged area of a garment factory which was hit by a fire in Karachi on Sept. 13. The devastating fire on Sept. 11 in Pakistan's commercial hub of Karachi killed at least 280 people, as the deadly blaze raised fresh concerns about workplace safety.

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The hand of dead Pakistani garment factory worker is seen at a hospital following a fire in a garment factory in which at least 280 people died in Karachi. More than 310 people have perished in fires that gutted factories in Pakistan's two largest cities, in tragedies that prompted calls for an overhaul of poor industrial safety standards, officials said.

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A Pakistani man weeps for his relative who was killed in a garment factory fire in Karachi on September 13, 2012.

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