Risky launch rides are back

  • Most of the southbound launches are leaving Dhaka's Sadarghat terminal with more passengers than their capacity even when physical distancing is required to reduce the risk of infection, and disastrous accidents are common due to overcrowded vessels. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Most of the southbound launches are leaving Dhaka's Sadarghat terminal with more passengers than their capacity even when physical distancing is required to reduce the risk of infection, and disastrous accidents are common due to overcrowded vessels. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Wearing face masks is mandatory to enter Sadarghat terminal in Dhaka, but passengers were seen without the masks after getting on the launches. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Wearing face masks is mandatory to enter Sadarghat terminal in Dhaka, but passengers were seen without the masks after getting on the launches. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Most of the southbound launches are leaving Dhaka's Sadarghat terminal with more passengers than their capacity even when physical distancing is required to reduce the risk of infection, and disastrous accidents are common due to overcrowded vessels. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Most of the southbound launches are leaving Dhaka's Sadarghat terminal with more passengers than their capacity even when physical distancing is required to reduce the risk of infection, and disastrous accidents are common due to overcrowded vessels. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Holidaymakers show no respect for physical distancing rules as they return home on launches ahead of Eid-ul-Azha amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Holidaymakers show no respect for physical distancing rules as they return home on launches ahead of Eid-ul-Azha amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Eid holidaymakers risk their lives to get on a launch, catching the railings even after it left the dock at Sadarghat terminal in Dhaka. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Eid holidaymakers risk their lives to get on a launch, catching the railings even after it left the dock at Sadarghat terminal in Dhaka. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Eid holidaymakers risk their lives to get on a launch, catching the railings even after it left the dock at Sadarghat terminal in Dhaka. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Eid holidaymakers risk their lives to get on a launch, catching the railings even after it left the dock at Sadarghat terminal in Dhaka. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Launch passengers sit on decks and wherever they can without maintaining physical distancing as the authorities continue to look the other way. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Launch passengers sit on decks and wherever they can without maintaining physical distancing as the authorities continue to look the other way. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Eid holidaymakers fill a launch to the brim amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Eid holidaymakers fill a launch to the brim amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Transporters taking passengers on a launch even after it is full to the brim. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Transporters taking passengers on a launch even after it is full to the brim. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • No agency official was hand at at Sadarghat Launch Terminal to monitor the sitiation as Eid holidaymakers and transporters defied coronavirus health rules on Thursday. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    No agency official was hand at at Sadarghat Launch Terminal to monitor the sitiation as Eid holidaymakers and transporters defied coronavirus health rules on Thursday. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

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