TODAY'S GALLERY (2017.04.18) | The Daily Star

TODAY'S GALLERY (2017.04.18)

a thick cloud of dust

A thick cloud of dust hovers over Mariners Road connecting Shah Amanat Bridge and Firingibazar in Chittagong city. With no rain over the past few days and rising temperatures the dust on the road has been increasing alarmingly, posing a health hazard for the commuters. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Anurup Kanti Das

crab chai

Fishermen pile up bamboo traps (locally known as Chai) made for catching crabs in the Karnaphuli river. On the bank nearby, a Sampan (a boat that can withstand strong current) is being loaded with the traps. For a good catch, the crab catchers usually set around 100 traps in the river in one go. Two to five crabs usually get caught in each trap on a good day. Photo: Anurup Kanti Das

crab chai

A bamboo hook is being inserted into the bait so it can be placed inside the trap. Photo: Anurup Kanti Das

crab chai

Prior to loading the traps on the boat, a fisherman arms a trap with a particular type of fish as bait. Photo: Anurup Kanti Das

people quenching thirst

People quenching thirst with a cold beverage sold by a street vendor near Loharpul in Kamrangirchar area yesterday. Despite the risk, people from the low income demographic resort to such unhygienic beverage to cool themselves off when the temperature becomes unbearable. Met office reported that the highest temperature in Dhaka yesterday was 34 degrees Celsius. Photo: Palash Khan

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