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12 Feb 2020

India: Seven workers killed in fire at denim factory supplying to major intl. brands; Includes company comments

At least seven workers have been killed in a factory fire at Nandan Denim - India's largest denim supplier - which began on 8 February 2020. Police investigators said the factory had violated multiple regulations and the owner, a manager and a fire safety officer have been arrested.

Local safety and health authorities have asked the company to close until further notice. Its licenses have been suspended, and Nandan Denim has agreed to pay the families of those killed a reported $14,000 each.

Nandan Denim has ties to major international retailers, according to its website. Company comments can be found in the articles linked below.