Bangladesh Garment Fire: Survivors Describe What Happened

Brian Ross investigates the fire that killed more than 100 workers.
1:57 | 11/28/12

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Transcript for Bangladesh Garment Fire: Survivors Describe What Happened
And now, we are startling new details about the fire that killed more than 100 workers trapped inside their factory in bangladesh, making clothes for a lot of american companies. Abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross is back tonight with what the survivors now say really happened. Reporter: Survivors of the factory fire told human rights investigators today they were actually locked in by security gates as the flames spread. Managers apparently thought it was a false alarm and did not want employees to leave their sewing machines where they were making goods for the christmas rush in america. They were prevented by the factory management to escape the factory when the workers hear the fire alarm. Reporter: Scores of workers were trapped. And investigators fear the death toll could be far greater than the reported 112 people killed so far. The fire department said they had to come in with bolt cutters to cut the locks. Some ran to the roof, they tried to jump off. The windows were all locked, the windows aren't open. They had to smash through the windows. Reporter: Today in bangladesh, officials arrested three factory supervisors who were alleged to be responsible for locking the workers in. Every single thing about that factory was illegal. Reporter: Also today there were new questions about the factory's american customers. In addition to clothing found in the burned-out remains being made for walmart, reporters for the associated press said today they discovered quantities of sweatshirts with labels for disney, the parent company of abc news. Like walmart and sears, disney said today that factory was not supposed to be making its clothes. "None of our lie essential seeps have been permitted to manufacture disney-branded products in this facility for the last 1 months," read a statement. One of the big suppliers that uses that factory says tonight, it will help take care of the families of the victims, $1,200 per death. Such an awful tragedy. Thank you, brian.

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