Beneficiaries of six of the deceased employees have been paid Tk 5 lakh each and an assistant general manager got Tk 15.87 lakh from the companyâ€™s group insurance scheme, said Nafis Sikder, managing director of Palmal Group.
Each employee will get another Tk 2 lakh from the BGMEAâ€™s insurance coverage, he
The group handed over the compensation in presence of the leaders of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association
(BGMEA), at the groupâ€™s head office at Shahjadpur in Gulshan in the capital.
Former BGMEA President Annisul Huq was also present.
, which started business 27 years ago, has a total of 25,000 employees.
The group exported garments worth around $300 million in 2012-13.
â€œIt was the first accident in our factory, and workers were evacuated as soon as possible,â€ said Sikder
â€œTimely action saved many lives and just one employee got injured.â€
said the company has also reached out to the families of the deceased and offered them support along with open offers for jobs in the group.
claimed that their factories are well compliant with state-of-the-art firefighting equipment and modern water hydrant systems.