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Today's Gallery (2017.07.18)

spraying pesticides

A Dhaka South City Corporation worker fogging yesterday right in the middle of a street in Azimpur in the wake of the capital's chikungunya outbreak. Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which transmit the viral disease, breed in clean and stagnant water, and spraying pesticides on a dry road around mid-day hardly makes sense. Passersby had trouble breathing because of the fogging. Photo: Amran Hossain

new primary school

To build it anew, the authorities of a primary school taking down the structure of the school building in Char Haldibari village of Lalmonirhat on Wednesday. Floodwater has been receding in the area since that day but the erosion has left the structure unusable. Photo: Collected

endangering public safety

A youth boarding a running bus in the middle of the road amid moving traffic with only one free hand. Transport operators continue to allow such practices endangering public safety without an effective measure to enforce traffic rules. The photo was taken on Mirpur Road in the capital on Sunday. Photo: Prabir Das

complaint boxes

Chittagong Metropolitan Police recently installed complaint boxes for city residents. Made with transparent plastic sheets, these boxes have been placed at 142 beat locations of the CMP. Though laudable, the initiative may go in vain if the boxes are unprotected and left unlocked, as in the case of the box set up outside the Chittagong Press Club premises. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Anurup Kanti Das

Agrabad Access Road

This is Agrabad Access Road -- a major thoroughfare in Chittagong city. The road developed large potholes as it remains under tidal water almost all year round. The situation took a turn for the worse with torrential monsoon rain. The potholes gradually became larger and took shapes of craters. Many vehicles malfunction while trying to cross this portion of the waterlogged road every day. The photos were taken yesterday morning. Photo: Anurup Kanti Das

Agrabad Access Road

Photo: Anurup Kanti Das

Agrabad Access Road

Photo: Anurup Kanti Das