Firefighters working at Beltola slum in the capital’s Mohakhali where a fire burnt down over 50 shanties yesterday afternoon. Many of the residents lost all their belongings, including cash, in the fire.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, standing alongside BOA president and Army chief General SM Shafiuddin and State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Rassel, claps as ‘Babui Pakhi’, the mascot of the Sheikh Kamal 2nd Bangladesh Youth Games, passes by at the Army Stadium in Dhaka yesterday. PHOTO: PID
SPEWING POISON ... Tainted with various chemicals and dyes, toxic sewage water from nearby factories pours out straight into the Buriganga in the capital’s Shyampur. Already on the verge of death, the river has been a victim of chemical pollution for years, while efforts to save it remain unseen. The photo was taken recently. PHOTO: PALASH KHAN