Communication to Accord signatories on recent earthquake impacting Bangladesh

14 April 2016

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck near Mandalay, Myanmar (~400 km East of Dhaka) at approximately 8:00 pm on Wednesday 13 April 2016. The tremor could be felt in Bangladesh, including Dhaka and Chittagong. The information we have is that there were no deaths and small numbers of minor injuries, from panicked persons fleeing from buildings, associated with the earthquake. Local news sources report damage to a small number (6) of buildings, particularly in Chittagong. One of these reportedly housed garment factories which are not listed Accord suppliers.

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