Rana Plaza day. A mourn day. Whole nation come to the tragic moment yesterday on April 24th. A tragic day in the country’s clothing industry. On this day of 2013, the collapse of in Savar caused the death of 1,136 workers. Several thousand workers were injured. Different labor organizations have taken up various programs on the occasion of the day. But what about the government and the company holders? Did they pay any honer for the very special tragic moment in the history of clothing industry? Did the textile engineers forum or textile engineers association of Bangladesh show any respect for them? No. But we should show the respect from mind, from soul. We all know what happened that day. Thereafter here is a short description of it
What happened on that day
Workers of three garment factories at Rana Plaza near the Savar bus stand of Dhaka-Aricha Highway were present on their workplace at 8am on that day. Production started at the scheduled time. Suddenly there was a loud noise at around 9:30. Suddenly it collapesed the Rana Plaza. Crying of injured workers started. Locals came forward to help the injured and rescue. Later, the army and navy, fire service, Ansar, RAB and police members joined them. A non-stop rescue operation continued for 30 days.Finally, the 1,143 workers body were recovered from the debris of collapsed plaza. About more than two thousands workers were rescued. Many of them were paralyzed. Many people had become mentally ill. Savar’s Adhar Chandra High School ground has been witness to the pain. The bodies of the dead were kept in the school ground for 17 days from the day of the incident. Ashulia police chief of Bangladesh Garments and Industrial Workers Federation Ibrahim said many workers of Rana Plaza were not compensated yet. They will have to pay them quickly. Besides, the government has seized all the properties of Sohel Rana and distributed among the injured and injured families. For the collapse of Rana Plaza, civil society and wounded workers were responsible for the mismanagement of the local administration. Their claim was that 24 hours before the collapse of the building, cracks appeared on the 4th and 5th floor of a pillar. The workers who were seen from the work place came down on the highway. Local newsmen rushed there after such a news. If the building was evacuated then that horrible accident could not be happen.
Demand of whole nation on this tragic day
In the event of the collapse of the Rana Plaza, workers’ organizations are out of hand. The workers’ movement started to keep the environment safe. They also demanded compensation on the basis of the casualty and injured ‘Los of Arming’. They demanded to announce the National Mourning Day on April 24. Its now not only the demand of workers. It is also the demand of us. Government should keep whole nation to be mourne on this tragic day. And therfore take steps for helping the people who were injured in that day.