Disrupted ferry service causes sufferings during Eid holidays

  • Motorcycles board trawlers at the old pier in Mawa to cross the river Padma as the Shimulia-Kathalbari river route is closed. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Motorcycles board trawlers at the old pier in Mawa to cross the river Padma as the Shimulia-Kathalbari river route is closed. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Motorcycles board trawlers at the old pier in Mawa to cross the river Padma as the Shimulia-Kathalbari river route is closed. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Motorcycles board trawlers at the old pier in Mawa to cross the river Padma as the Shimulia-Kathalbari river route is closed. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • About 100 hundred motorcycles wait to board a ferry at Shimulia pier in Munshiganj on Saturday. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    About 100 hundred motorcycles wait to board a ferry at Shimulia pier in Munshiganj on Saturday. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A long trail of vehicles, including ambulances, wait to cross the Padma River as strong river currents and land erosion disrupt ferry services along the Shimulia-Kathalbari route. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A long trail of vehicles, including ambulances, wait to cross the Padma River as strong river currents and land erosion disrupt ferry services along the Shimulia-Kathalbari route. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Abdur Rahim, a worker in a readymade garment factory in Savar, and his family wait to cross the river Padma at Shimulia pier on Saturday. With all his belongings stuffed in a truck, Rahim is heading back to his ancestral home in Patuakhali. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Abdur Rahim, a worker in a readymade garment factory in Savar, and his family wait to cross the river Padma at Shimulia pier on Saturday. With all his belongings stuffed in a truck, Rahim is heading back to his ancestral home in Patuakhali. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Many familes wait to board ferries with their belongings packed in trucks at Shimulia pier on Saturday. They are leaving Dhaka amid the coronavirus epidemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Many familes wait to board ferries with their belongings packed in trucks at Shimulia pier on Saturday. They are leaving Dhaka amid the coronavirus epidemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Shipon, who used to work in a factory in Gazipur, is seen with his family at Shimulia pier on Saturday, the day of Eid-ul-Azha. He is travelling to his ancestral home in Patuakhali. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Shipon, who used to work in a factory in Gazipur, is seen with his family at Shimulia pier on Saturday, the day of Eid-ul-Azha. He is travelling to his ancestral home in Patuakhali. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Meem, a second grader from Narayanganj, is waiting with her family members at Shimulia pier to travel to their village home. Many families like them were suffering because of the suspension of ferry services at the Shimulia-Kathalbari river route in Munshiganj brought about by the strong currents in the Padma River and land erosion. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Meem, a second grader from Narayanganj, is waiting with her family members at Shimulia pier to travel to their village home. Many families like them were suffering because of the suspension of ferry services at the Shimulia-Kathalbari river route in Munshiganj brought about by the strong currents in the Padma River and land erosion. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Nasima Begum, a resident of Gazipur, is waiting to travel across the Padma River to her village home in Damuda, Shariatpur. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Nasima Begum, a resident of Gazipur, is waiting to travel across the Padma River to her village home in Damuda, Shariatpur. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Shilpi Akhter and her husband Ibrahim, both garment factory workers, are stranded at the Shimulia ferry terminal with their belongings loaded on a truck on Saturday. The Padma River stands between them and their destination, Shariatpur. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Shilpi Akhter and her husband Ibrahim, both garment factory workers, are stranded at the Shimulia ferry terminal with their belongings loaded on a truck on Saturday. The Padma River stands between them and their destination, Shariatpur. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

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