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The strike in the town of Dedebit, in the northwest of the region near the border with Eritrea, occurred late on Friday night, said two aid workers, who asked not to be named as they are not authorised to speak to the media.
More than 1,100 people were killed when the Rana Plaza textile factory collapsed in 2013. The tragedy drew attention to poor safety standards in Bangladesh's lucrative garment industry.
Amnesty International on Monday called on football's global governing body FIFA to put more pressure on 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar to improve conditions for workers in the Gulf country. But the rights group said Qatar was at risk of slipping backwards.
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