DHAKA, Bangladesh -- A fire at a garment factory outside Bangladesh's capital killed at least 10 people and spread to other buildings, fire officials said.
Ten bodies were found inside the Aswad garment factory in Gazipur outside Dhaka.
Harsh and often unsafe working conditions exist in Bangladesh's garment industr. The collapse of an eight-story factory building in April killed more than 1,100 people, and a fire last November killed 112 workers.
Bangladesh earns $20 billion a year from garment exports, mainly to the United States and Europe.
he sector employs about 4 million workers, mostly women.
Authorities in Bangladesh and global clothing companies have pledged to improve safety standards.