Traders on boats selling different varieties of rice at the floating market on the Sandha river in Barishal’s Banaripara upazila. Farmers from surrounding villages send their harvests to the centuries-old rice market, where they are sold on Saturdays and Tuesdays. The photo was taken on Tuesday. Photo: Titu Das
INHALING POISON...Without any safety gear, a worker collecting coal in Chattogram’s Majhir Ghat area, where coal imported from India, Indonesia and other countries, is stored and then later sold and sent to different parts of the country. Such utter disregard for ensuring health safety measures by the authorities concerned results in serious respiratory and skin conditions for the workers.
PHOTO: RAJIB RAIHAN