News Summary: Fire victims' kin wait for money

News Summary: Bangladesh fire victims' families wait for last paychecks, promised compensation

Associated Press

INSULT TO INJURY: Many of the families of 112 Bangladeshi garment workers killed in a factory fire two months ago are still waiting for compensation promised, money the families desperately need after losing their primary breadwinners.

THE DELAY: Checks have been cut for families of 59 victims, but an official with the country's powerful garment industry said DNA tests must first be conducted to confirm the losses of more than 50 families.

WHAT'S AT STAKE: The families were promised 600,000 takas ($7,500) each plus the November salaries of the dead and schooling costs for their surviving children.

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