Saat Tola slum fire leaves dwellers homeless

  • The entirety of the Mohakhali’s Saat Tola slum was burned down in a devastating fire on Monday night. The shanties and shops were reduced to ashes as the dwellers helplessly sifted through the rubble in search of their belongings on Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Joyanta Saha

    The entirety of the Mohakhali’s Saat Tola slum was burned down in a devastating fire on Monday night. The shanties and shops were reduced to ashes as the dwellers helplessly sifted through the rubble in search of their belongings on Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Joyanta Saha

  • A resident of the slum, Shahidul Islam claimed that he suffered losses worth Tk 150,000 as the fire burned down everything in his shop. Photo was taken on Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Joyanta Saha

    A resident of the slum, Shahidul Islam claimed that he suffered losses worth Tk 150,000 as the fire burned down everything in his shop. Photo was taken on Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Joyanta Saha

  • World Health Organization workers began distributing relief materials among the slum dwellers on Tuesday morning, Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Joyanta Saha

    World Health Organization workers began distributing relief materials among the slum dwellers on Tuesday morning, Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Joyanta Saha

  • The fire at Saat Tola slum brought misery to rickshaw puller Md Motaleb, who now has nowhere to go in Dhaka with his wife Morsheda Begum - a person with disability. Photo: Joyanta Saha

    The fire at Saat Tola slum brought misery to rickshaw puller Md Motaleb, who now has nowhere to go in Dhaka with his wife Morsheda Begum - a person with disability. Photo: Joyanta Saha

  • Little Sanjamul has no idea what has befallen his parents due to the fire at Mohakhali’s Saat Tola slum. Photo was taken on Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Joyanta Saha

    Little Sanjamul has no idea what has befallen his parents due to the fire at Mohakhali’s Saat Tola slum. Photo was taken on Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Joyanta Saha

  • Vegetable seller Motaleb Mia saved up more than Tk 100,000 to marry off his eldest daughter. He had stashed all the money at his home in the Saat Tola slum but only ashes remained after the fire burned down his shanty. ‘Fatima’, his other daughter, comforted his father. Photo was taken on Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Joyanta Saha

    Vegetable seller Motaleb Mia saved up more than Tk 100,000 to marry off his eldest daughter. He had stashed all the money at his home in the Saat Tola slum but only ashes remained after the fire burned down his shanty. ‘Fatima’, his other daughter, comforted his father. Photo was taken on Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Joyanta Saha

  • After her house was left in ruins by the fire at Mohakhali’s Saat Tola slum, ‘Shahnaz’, an apparel factory worker, struggled to find an answer aa to whether to return to her hometown in Damudya or search for a new home in Dhaka. Photo was taken on Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Joyanta Saha

    After her house was left in ruins by the fire at Mohakhali’s Saat Tola slum, ‘Shahnaz’, an apparel factory worker, struggled to find an answer aa to whether to return to her hometown in Damudya or search for a new home in Dhaka. Photo was taken on Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Joyanta Saha

  • A storekeeper from Saat Tola slum bazar showed that all his money was reduced to ashes in the fire on Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Joyanta Saha

    A storekeeper from Saat Tola slum bazar showed that all his money was reduced to ashes in the fire on Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Joyanta Saha

  • Kazi Kamal, a resident of Saat Tola slum for 28 years, suffered a huge debacle as both his houses and his store were burned by the fire on Monday night. He is now left to wonder where he will go with his wife and children. Photo: Joyanta Saha

    Kazi Kamal, a resident of Saat Tola slum for 28 years, suffered a huge debacle as both his houses and his store were burned by the fire on Monday night. He is now left to wonder where he will go with his wife and children. Photo: Joyanta Saha