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Today's Gallery (2019.08.16)

Poor road

A rickshaw with passengers falls on its side after hitting a pothole on Mitford Road in old Dhaka yesterday. The busy road has been in a poor condition for months, but the authorities seem to have done nothing to repair it. Photo: Rashed Shumon

Nature Quest: THE BEE HUNTER

A blue-tailed bee-eater sits on a bamboo pole in Chapainawabganj Sadar’s Babu Dyeing area. The richly coloured, slender bird mainly eats insects, especially bees, which it catches during flight. The photo was taken recently. Photo: Rabiul Hasan

Street Cricket

Children play a game of cricket, taking advantage of empty roads. The capital is yet to return to its busy self, with this year’s extended Eid vacation. The photo was taken from Phoenix Road in Old Dhaka. PHOTO: PALASH KHAN

Faridpur Road Accidenrt

two buses that collided in Nowpara area of Faridpur’s Bhanga. Photo: Star

Dhaka Chattogram highway road crash

A Cox’s Bazar-bound bus that hit a tree on Dhaka Chattogram highway being hauled off. Road crashes across the country left 18 people dead and 81 injured yesterday.

Crash near Bangabandhu Bridge

Firefighters gather around a mangled bus that hit two others near Bangabandhu Bridge in Sirajganj. Photo: Star

Lalbagh plastic factory fire

The remains of a plastic factory in Posta of Lalbagh, that caught on fire on Wednesday night. Some 16 units of firefighters doused the blaze after hours of efforts, although no casualty was reported since the factory was closed for Eid. Photo: Anisur Rahman

Lalbagh plastic factory fire

Meanwhile, an electric transformer sits dangerously between two buildings in the narrow alley, which locals say is posing a serious electrical and fire risk. The photos were taken yesterday morning. Photo: Anisur Rahman

Rough Weather

Lighter vessels anchor idly at the Chattogram Port, unable to go to the outer anchorage to clear goods due to bad weather and Eid vacation. The photo was taken yesterday from Shah Amanat bridge. PHOTO: RAJIB RAIHAN

Bad weather

Fishermen gear up to return to the sea, after a hiatus of a few days due to a depression in Bay. The photos were taken from New Fishery Ghat area of Chattogram’s Rajarkhali. PHOTO: RAJIB RAIHAN

Bad weather