Fire guts Saat Tola slum again

  • Julekha Begum, a resident of Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali, works as a cook in the bachelors' mess. Her husband is a person with disabilities and their sons live in the village. She is feeding her husband in front of their burnt shanty after a fire broke out in the slum on Monday, Jun 7, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Julekha Begum, a resident of Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali, works as a cook in the bachelors' mess. Her husband is a person with disabilities and their sons live in the village. She is feeding her husband in front of their burnt shanty after a fire broke out in the slum on Monday, Jun 7, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A woman removing her belongings after a fire tore through the shanties at the Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali on Monday, Jun 7, 2021. Five members of her family were able to escape the blaze, but they lost furniture and Tk 20,000 in cash, which was kept in the shanty for her son’s business. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A woman removing her belongings after a fire tore through the shanties at the Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali on Monday, Jun 7, 2021. Five members of her family were able to escape the blaze, but they lost furniture and Tk 20,000 in cash, which was kept in the shanty for her son’s business. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Bhanu Begum used to live alone in the Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali. Monday’s fire has left her destitute. She broke down in tears after losing everything to the devastating fire. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Bhanu Begum used to live alone in the Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali. Monday’s fire has left her destitute. She broke down in tears after losing everything to the devastating fire. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Sharmin Akter Rahima, the daughter of a rice trader in the Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali, does not know what to do. She is sitting on the rice sacks after a fire burnt down her father’s stall in the slum on Monday, Jun 7, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Sharmin Akter Rahima, the daughter of a rice trader in the Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali, does not know what to do. She is sitting on the rice sacks after a fire burnt down her father’s stall in the slum on Monday, Jun 7, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A massive fire reduced the Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali to rubble on Monday, Jun 7, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A massive fire reduced the Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali to rubble on Monday, Jun 7, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A massive fire reduced the Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali to rubble on Monday, Jun 7, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A massive fire reduced the Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali to rubble on Monday, Jun 7, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A massive fire reduced the Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali to rubble on Monday, Jun 7, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A massive fire reduced the Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali to rubble on Monday, Jun 7, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Residents of Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali removing their belongings after a fire tore through their shanties on Monday, Jun 7, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Residents of Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali removing their belongings after a fire tore through their shanties on Monday, Jun 7, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Residents of Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali removing their belongings after a fire tore through their shanties on Monday, Jun 7, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Residents of Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali removing their belongings after a fire tore through their shanties on Monday, Jun 7, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A woman sifting through the rubble of her damaged shanty after a fire broke out at the Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali on Monday, Jun 7, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A woman sifting through the rubble of her damaged shanty after a fire broke out at the Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali on Monday, Jun 7, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Residents of Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali are sitting in front of their damaged shanties after a fire broke out in the slum on Monday, Jun 7, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Residents of Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali are sitting in front of their damaged shanties after a fire broke out in the slum on Monday, Jun 7, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Dhaka North Mayor Atiqul Islam visits Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali after a devastating fire raged through the slum on Monday, Jun 7, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Dhaka North Mayor Atiqul Islam visits Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali after a devastating fire raged through the slum on Monday, Jun 7, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A massive fire at the Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali burned down many homes early on Monday, Jun 7, 2021.

    A massive fire at the Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali burned down many homes early on Monday, Jun 7, 2021.

  • Firefighters work to put out the fire at the Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali on Monday, Jun 7, 2021.

    Firefighters work to put out the fire at the Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali on Monday, Jun 7, 2021.

  • Residents of the Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali try to rescue their belongings as a fire tore through the shanties on Monday, Jun 7, 2021.

    Residents of the Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali try to rescue their belongings as a fire tore through the shanties on Monday, Jun 7, 2021.

  • Local residents aid firefighters as they work to put out the fire at the Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali on Monday, Jun 7, 2021.

    Local residents aid firefighters as they work to put out the fire at the Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali on Monday, Jun 7, 2021.