An exhausted worker takes a break from heating tar to drink water in Barishal city’s Chohota area yesterday. The searing heat over the last few days has made life outdoors difficult in many parts of the country.
Photo: Titu Das
This is one of six dredgers that illegally extract several lakh cubic feet of sand every day from the Meghna river between Brahmanbaria’s Sarail and Kishoreganj’s Bhairab. Environmentalists say that such activities lead to erosions, flooding, and loss of fish resources.
Photo: Masuk Hridoy
Children cross the Lebukhali Bharani canal in Patuakhali’s Dumki upazila by a boat to go to their school as the iron bridge, which collapsed about three years ago after being hit by a sand-laden boat, remains unrepaired. The local LGED office is designing a new bridge, but the schoolchildren don’t know when their suffering will end. The photo was taken on Tuesday.