The ill-fated bus of Talukdar Paribahan is left along the Dhaka-Khulna highway after it was driven into a concrete electricity pole in Faridpur’s Purba Gangavardi area yesterday afternoon. The pole, which was being lifted onto a truck by a crane, ripped through the bus from the impact of the crash. Another bus coming from the opposite direction hit the section of the pole that was sticking out of the rear of this bus and skidded off the road. The accidents left one passenger dead and 10 others injured.
More than half the road beneath the Mayor Mohammad Hanif Flyover in the capital’s Jatrabari is taken up by a wholesale market. This is the state of the busy road, by which vehicles leave and enter Dhaka, every day from dawn till around 10:00pm. The same is true of the other side of the highway. The photo was taken yesterday morning. Photo: Anisur Rahman
Carrying her son, Ruma, 34, serves a customer at a refilling station in Narayanganj’s Kamtal area yesterday. She works eight hours every day and earns Tk 8,000 a month to help her rickshaw-puller husband run their family of four. Her elder child, not in picture, is also around here. Set up about a decade ago, this refilling station has employed 12 women in three shifts to refill vehicles and receive payments from customers.
Photo: Anisur Rahman
An organiser places garlands on idols of deities at the Raj Mondir in Kobutarkhali village of Pirojpur’s Mathbaria upazila yesterday as part of final preparations for the Durga Pura. The biggest Hindu festival will begin on October 1.