Retail traders and small-time shoemakers dump and burn leather wastes without caring about the damage they are causing to the environment in the capital’s Hazaribagh area. Locals thought they would be spared the scourge of pollution when the tanneries finally relocated to Savar in 2016, but that apparently is not to be. Photo: Rashed Shumon
A child, wide-eyed with eagerness, waits for his cotton candy at a vendor’s stand in the capital’s Hazaribagh area. As locals there are mostly poor, vendors usually use toxic colours to make cheap, low-quality cotton candy, which can be harmful for one’s health. The photo was taken yesterday.
At least six children sit huddled together on the bow of a speedboat, dangerously close to the water, while guardians stand nonchalantly behind them. Such carelessness by parents could result in tragic accidents. The photo taken on the capital’s Gabtoli bridge over the Turag.