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Today's Gallery (2020.11.30)

a launderer washing

A launderer washing a white sheet in the Buriganga river in the capital’s Keraniganj yesterday morning. Clinics, decorators and other businesses in the area send their bed sheets, tablecloths, chair covers, and other fabrics to such launderers to be washed. During the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, however, washing clothes in the polluted waters of the Buriganga could increase health risks rather than providing customers with clean materials. Photo: Anisur Rahman

lorries and trailers

Lorries and trailers, used for carrying goods from Chattogram Port, are triple parked on the Port Connecting Road. The vehicles are parked over a kilometre stretch of the busy street in Port Colony area, making the street narrow and causing traffic jams. Even in this narrowed down street, a trucker decides to go against the traffic putting the lives of people on the road at risk. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Rajib Raihan

a-bus driver is on the phone

A bus driver is on the phone while occupying both lanes of the busy Dhaka-Aricha highway near Savar’s Hemayetpur on Saturday. A law enforcer on a motorbike and a car are seen in the background trying to get passed the bus. Such careless driving often causes crashes that end lives. Photo: Palash Khan

crossing the highway

Four people in Abdullahpur in the capital crossing the highway with little concern for their own safety as vehicles speed towards them. Such reckless disregard for safety leads to potentially fatal accidents. This photo was taken on Saturday. photo: Sk Enamul Haq

fishing out medical waste

Top, three locals in Sylhet’s Dakshin Surma upazila going through garbage and fishing out medical waste at the city corporation’s garbage dump. They take no precautions like wearing masks or gloves while handling materials that may well be infected. They then resell these items. Photo: Sheikh Nasir

medical waste

Clinics are supposed to dismantle used syringes and burn them. This photo was taken recently. Photo: Sheikh Nasir