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Today's Gallery (2017.05.18)

Accident...

A fertiliser-laden truck skidded off the Rajshahi-Darusha road and fell into a pond at Poba upazila in Rajshahi yesterday. According to witnesses, the incident occurred around 11:00am when a locally made three-wheeler was trying to overtake the truck, loaded with 18 tonnes of triple superphosphate (TSP) in 360 sacks. No one was injured in the incident, reports our staff correspondent in Rajshahi. Photo: Collected

Bottleneck...

Bikes, cars and buses create a bottleneck near the Bijoy Sarani intersection in the capital while trying to enter the right lane. A barrier is set up on the road to ensure that the vehicles stay in respective lanes but to no avail. Vehicles are often seen changing lanes at will, disrupting traffic flow and adding to congestion. The photo was taken around 3:00pm on Monday. Photo: Amran Hossain

Careless...

A woman tries to get down from a moving bus on Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue near Paribagh in the capital yesterday. There are hardly any bus bays in Dhaka, and buses often stop in the middle of the street to drop off and pick up passengers. Passengers on the other hand are often careless about their own safety and get off moving buses in the middle of streets. Photo: Rashed Shumon

Litchis...

A grower with baskets of litchis at a market in Samataghat of Rangamati on Tuesday. Growers of the district are disappointed with low production of the juicy summer fruit this year which they blame on heavy rain during blossom time. Photo: Anvil Chakma

Juri River...

Bundles of bamboos tied together like rafts are accumulated on the Juri River for transportation to places after they were collected from the forest. Sagarnal in Moulvibazar's Juri upazila is one of the spots where bamboos are stored like this. On Sunday night, heavy downpours washed away hundreds of the bamboo bundles, causing losses to lesee Mamunur Rashid. Mamun said he had leased 3,279 acres of the local forest for one year paying Tk 6 crore, and was supposed to collect more than 40 lakh bamboos during the period. In the last seven months, he cut 17 lakh of the plants and kept them at Sagarnal point. Asked about the estimated loss, he said it may amount to several lakhs of taka. The photo was taken on Monday afternoon. Photo: Mintu Deshwara

Traffic...

An aerial view of vehicles almost choking a thoroughfare in Chittagong city's Chawk Bazar area. Traffic jams like this have become commonplace in the port city these days, which many blame on, among others, a lack of wide roads, an increase in vehicle numbers, and illegal parking. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Anurup Kanti Das

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