Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today expressed grief over the death of 124 people in a major fire that engulfed a multi-storey garment factory on the outskirts of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka.
Singh also expressed "sincerest condolences" to the Government and people of Bangladesh.
"I am deeply saddened at the loss of life resulting from the fire in a garment factory outside Dhaka. I express to the Government and people of Bangladesh our sincerest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved families," he said in a message here.
In one of the worst fire tragedies in the country, a blaze broke out at Tazrin Fashion factory in suburban Ashulia Savar, 30 km from Dhaka, last night and quickly spread to the ground and first floors of the six-storey building.