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Survivors of Bangladesh factory fire tell their story

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Sabita Rani, 35, sits in her kitchen in Savar, Bangladesh, Nov. 30, 2012. Rani, an operator at the Tazreen Fashions garment factory, escaped the fire that killed more than 100 workers on Nov. 24. According to Rani, the factory manager did not let workers escape after hearing the fire bell, but Rani jumped from the third floor to save herself after her colleagues managed to break a window.

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Tahera Begum, 25, lies inside her room in Savar, Bangladesh, Nov. 30. Begum is an operator at the Tazreen Fashions garment factory. Begum became mentally ill and lost her memory after escaping a factory fire on Nov. 24, according to Begum's husband.

The Daily Star has written about Begum here

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Harun-or-Rashid, 24, sits with his wife Reshma, left, 20, inside their room in Savar, Bangladesh, Nov. 30. Harun and Reshma escaped the Tazreen Fashions garment factory fire that killed more than 100 workers on Nov. 24. According to Reshma, the factory's workers rarely performed fire drills. Reshma broke her right leg after jumping from the third floor to escape the fire. Harun said they will leave their job and return to their hometown in Munshiganj.

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Ale Noor, 35, sits inside her room in Savar, Bangladesh, Nov. 30. Noor is an operator at the Tazreen Fashions garment factory. According to Noor, she broke her left leg after jumping from the fourth floor to escape a factory fire on Nov. 24. Noor earns 3,000 Taka, about $37, per month, but says the factory's workers have had to protest to receive pay each month as the factory's management never paid salaries on time.

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