A $40 million fund was created to aid the families of victims of the garment factory building collapse in Bangaldesh that killed 1,100 people, officials said.
The Bangladeshi government, several prominent retailers and labor groups joined together to create the fund to compensate the families of those killed and those injured in the April 24 collapse, the New York Times reported Monday.
The accident was the deadliest disaster in garment industry history.
Among the contributors to the fund were four retailers, Bon Marche, El Corte Ingles, Loblaw and Primark. No U.S. retailers have so far signed on to contribute, the Times said.