H&M clothing linked to Cambodian factory collapse


A factory where a shelter collapsed last month injuring 23 people was making clothing for Swedish fashion retailer H&M without its knowledge, the company has admitted. The accident was the latest incident to raise concerns about regional industrial safety.

A concrete and metal shelter, where workers were resting during their lunch break, fell down in the compound of the Hong Kong Chinese-owned Top World factory in Phnom Penh, said police.

The incident happened just days after a ceiling in a Taiwanese-owned shoe factory in Cambodia collapsed, killing two workers.

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