Two cycle-van drivers, on their way from Sadarghat to Mohammadpur with goods, take a break near the Abahani Club in Dhanmondi, for some water and rest as the ongoing heatwave has become almost impossible to bear. Photo: Prabir Das
Though there are designated shipbreaking yards in Chattogram’s Sitakunda and Mirsarai, ships are being broken illegally on the banks of the Karnaphuli in Bakalia. Workers said they had the permission to do so from the Port Authority and High Court, but claimed they didn’t know that approvals of other ministries and departments were also required. The photo was taken on Sunday.
Photo: Rajib Raihan