Risking life to go home

  • Eid holidaymakers on motorcycles begin leaving Dhaka through Gabtoli with baggage while pillion riding on the early morning of Wednesday, May 12, 2021 amid a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Eid holidaymakers on motorcycles begin leaving Dhaka through Gabtoli with baggage while pillion riding on the early morning of Wednesday, May 12, 2021 amid a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Eid holidaymakers on motorcycles begin leaving Dhaka through Gabtoli with baggage while pillion riding on the early morning of Wednesday, May 12, 2021 amid a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Eid holidaymakers on motorcycles begin leaving Dhaka through Gabtoli with baggage while pillion riding on the early morning of Wednesday, May 12, 2021 amid a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Eid holidaymakers on motorcycles begin leaving Dhaka through Gabtoli with baggage while pillion riding on the early morning of Wednesday, May 12, 2021 amid a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Eid holidaymakers on motorcycles begin leaving Dhaka through Gabtoli with baggage while pillion riding on the early morning of Wednesday, May 12, 2021 amid a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Eid holidaymakers cross Amin Bazar Bridge on foot with the hope of getting transport on the other side as they leave Dhaka for home amid a coronavirus lockdown on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Eid holidaymakers cross Amin Bazar Bridge on foot with the hope of getting transport on the other side as they leave Dhaka for home amid a coronavirus lockdown on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Hundreds of people cross Dhaka’s Aminbazar Bridge on foot on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, on the hunt for a vehicle that will take them home for Eid, despite the dangers of the pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Hundreds of people cross Dhaka’s Aminbazar Bridge on foot on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, on the hunt for a vehicle that will take them home for Eid, despite the dangers of the pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Transport workers calling passengers for truck rides as Eid holidaymakers gather around Amin Bazar Bridge to leave Dhaka for home amid a coronavirus lockdown on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Transport workers calling passengers for truck rides as Eid holidaymakers gather around Amin Bazar Bridge to leave Dhaka for home amid a coronavirus lockdown on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Eid holidaymakers leave Dhaka by motorcycles through Amin Bazar Bridge in Gabtoli on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 amid a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Eid holidaymakers leave Dhaka by motorcycles through Amin Bazar Bridge in Gabtoli on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 amid a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Eid holidaymakers leave Dhaka by motorcycles through Amin Bazar Bridge in Gabtoli on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 amid a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Eid holidaymakers leave Dhaka by motorcycles through Amin Bazar Bridge in Gabtoli on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 amid a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Eid holidaymakers leave Dhaka by motorcycles through Amin Bazar Bridge in Gabtoli on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 amid a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Eid holidaymakers leave Dhaka by motorcycles through Amin Bazar Bridge in Gabtoli on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 amid a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A man pulling his daughter to a truck on Amin Bazar Bridge in Dhaka on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 as the family travel home in a northern district for Eid-ul-Fitr amid a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A man pulling his daughter to a truck on Amin Bazar Bridge in Dhaka on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 as the family travel home in a northern district for Eid-ul-Fitr amid a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A family take a ride inside a covered van in Gazipur’s Chandra on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 as they travel home for Eid-ul-Fitr amid a shutdown of long-haul bus services over a coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A family take a ride inside a covered van in Gazipur’s Chandra on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 as they travel home for Eid-ul-Fitr amid a shutdown of long-haul bus services over a coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Low-income people hitch a truck ride in Ashulia’s Baipail on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 as they travel home for Eid-ul-Fitr amid a shutdown of long-haul bus services over a coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Low-income people hitch a truck ride in Ashulia’s Baipail on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 as they travel home for Eid-ul-Fitr amid a shutdown of long-haul bus services over a coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Low-income people hitch a truck ride in Ashulia’s Baipail on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 as they travel home for Eid-ul-Fitr amid a shutdown of long-haul bus services over a coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Low-income people hitch a truck ride in Ashulia’s Baipail on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 as they travel home for Eid-ul-Fitr amid a shutdown of long-haul bus services over a coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • People risk their lives by riding on cages for chicken on a pick-up truck in Gazipur’s Chandra on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 as they travel home for Eid-ul-Fitr amid a shutdown of long-haul bus services over a coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    People risk their lives by riding on cages for chicken on a pick-up truck in Gazipur’s Chandra on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 as they travel home for Eid-ul-Fitr amid a shutdown of long-haul bus services over a coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • People risk their lives by riding on cages for chicken on a pick-up truck in Gazipur’s Chandra on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 as they travel home for Eid-ul-Fitr amid a shutdown of long-haul bus services over a coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    People risk their lives by riding on cages for chicken on a pick-up truck in Gazipur’s Chandra on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 as they travel home for Eid-ul-Fitr amid a shutdown of long-haul bus services over a coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • People risk their lives by riding on trucks in Gazipur’s Chandra on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 as they travel home for Eid-ul-Fitr amid a shutdown of long-haul bus services over a coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    People risk their lives by riding on trucks in Gazipur’s Chandra on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 as they travel home for Eid-ul-Fitr amid a shutdown of long-haul bus services over a coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • People risk their lives by riding on trucks in Gazipur’s Chandra on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 as they travel home for Eid-ul-Fitr amid a shutdown of long-haul bus services over a coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    People risk their lives by riding on trucks in Gazipur’s Chandra on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 as they travel home for Eid-ul-Fitr amid a shutdown of long-haul bus services over a coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • People risk their lives by riding on trucks in Gazipur’s Chandra on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 as they travel home for Eid-ul-Fitr amid a shutdown of long-haul bus services over a coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    People risk their lives by riding on trucks in Gazipur’s Chandra on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 as they travel home for Eid-ul-Fitr amid a shutdown of long-haul bus services over a coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A family travel home on the passenger seats of a truck beside the driver’s one on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 for Eid-ul-Fitr amid a shutdown of long-haul bus services over a coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A family travel home on the passenger seats of a truck beside the driver’s one on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 for Eid-ul-Fitr amid a shutdown of long-haul bus services over a coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi