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Toy Factory Fire

10 May 1993
Diorama of the Kader Toy Factory Fire

The Kader Toy Factory fire on 10 May 1993 in Thailand is considered as one the worst industrial inferno's in history. 188 people were killed, most of the victims were young female workers from the countryside. The disastrous fires in the Kader Factory and Zhili Toy Factory (China, 1993) led to a campaign to improve health and safety rights of workers and victims in Asia. As a result, in 1997 the Asian Network for the Rights of Occupational Accident Victims, ANROAV was constituted. ANROAV is a coalition of victims' groups, trade unions, and other labour groups across Asia (thirteen countries are represented), all committed to the rights of victims and striving for overall improvement of health and safety at the workplace.