Three committees have been set up by the Bangladesh government and private sector to investigate the devastating garment factory fire that killed 111 workers at the weekend.

The Ministry of Home Affairs has been asked to submit a report to the authorities within 15 days, while the Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence team has been three days to report its findings.

As well as ascertaining the cause of the fire, which raged through Tazreen Fashion near Dhaka, the committees have also been asked to identify those responsible of the incident. Recommendations will also be submitted in an effort to ensure no such incident happens again.

Meanwhile, the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has formed a four-member committee, headed by its vice president of finance, S M Mannan (Kochi), to look into the fire.

"We've already started investigating the incident," Kochi told just-style today (26 November), adding that workers who fled the burning factory have already been spoken with.

"We expect the committee will submit its report with recommendations within the next five days," he noted.