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Wal-Mart says Bangladesh plant produced clothes

A man takes photographs inside a garment-factory where a fire killed more than 110 people Saturday on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. Bangladeshi workers protested blocks from the gutted fire Monday, demanding justice for the victims and improved safety. Some 200 factories were closed for the day after the protest erupted in Savar, a suburb of Dhaka, the capital. (AP Photo)

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- Wal-Mart says a Bangladesh garment factory that caught fire Saturday had previously produced merchandise for the retailer without its permission.

Wal-Mart said in a statement that one of the company's suppliers had contracted work out to the factory without authorization and in violation of Wal-Mart policies. The company said it terminated its relationship with the supplier Monday.

A Wal-Mart spokesman would not comment on how recently the plant manufactured Wal-Mart clothes. Earlier in the day the retailer said it could not confirm whether it had an active relationship with the factory.

The blaze broke out late Saturday at a factory operated just outside Bangladesh's capital of Dhaka, killing 112 people.