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Bangladesh probing allegations that emergency exit was locked at garment factory where 7 died

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    Smoke rises from a two-storied garment factory after a fire swept through it in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, Jan.26, 2013. The fire swept killed at least six female workers and injured another five, police and fire officials said. The latest fire occurred more than two months after a deadly fire killed 112 workers in another factory near the capital city, raising questions about the safety measures in Bangladesh garment industry. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)The Associated Press

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    Bangladeshi firefighters and volunteers work to douse a fire at a two-storied garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, Jan.26, 2013. The fire killed at least six female workers and injured another five, police and fire officials said. The latest fire occurred more than two months after a deadly fire killed 112 workers in another factory near the capital city, raising questions about the safety measures in Bangladesh garment industry. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)The Associated Press

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    A Bangladeshi worker walks inside a two-storied garment factory that caught fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, Jan.26, 2013. The fire swept killed at least six female workers and injured another five, police and fire officials said. The latest fire occurred more than two months after a deadly fire killed 112 workers in another factory near the capital city, raising questions about the safety measures in Bangladesh garment industry. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)The Associated Press

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    Relatives cry near the body of Josna, 16, a victim of a fire at a two-storied garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. The fire killed at least six female workers and injured another five, police and fire officials said. The latest fire occurred more than two months after a deadly fire killed 112 workers in another factory near the capital city, raising questions about the safety measures in Bangladesh garment industry. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)The Associated Press

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    Bangladeshi firefighters and volunteers work to douse a fire at a two-storied garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, Jan.26, 2013. The fire killed at least six female workers and injured another five, police and fire officials said. The latest fire occurred more than two months after a deadly fire killed 112 workers in another factory near the capital city, raising questions about the safety measures in Bangladesh garment industry. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)The Associated Press

An official says Bangladesh's government has ordered an investigation into allegations that the sole emergency exit was locked at a garment factory where a weekend fire killed seven female workers.

The fire Saturday at the Smart Export Garment Ltd. factory occurred just two months after a blaze killed 112 workers in another factory near the capital, raising questions about safety in Bangladesh's garment industry, which exports clothes to leading Western retailers. The gates of that factory were locked.

Government official Jahangir Kabir Nanak says an investigation has been ordered into the cause of Saturday's fire and allegations that the emergency exit was locked.

Doctors say most of the victims died from asphyxiation.