Shimulia overcrowded

  • Travellers wait shoulder-to-shoulder on the pontoon of a pier in Munshiganj’s Shimulia for ferries, risking coronavirus infection amid a record spike in cases on Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 before a strict lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Travellers wait shoulder-to-shoulder on the pontoon of a pier in Munshiganj’s Shimulia for ferries, risking coronavirus infection amid a record spike in cases on Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 before a strict lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Homebound people travelled to Shimulia ferry pier by whatever transport they got amid a lockdown over the coronavirus on Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 ahead of stricter curbs. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Homebound people travelled to Shimulia ferry pier by whatever transport they got amid a lockdown over the coronavirus on Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 ahead of stricter curbs. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • People of the southern districts pack a ferry in Munshiganj’s Shimulia as they travel back home on Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 ahead of a strict lockdown over the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    People of the southern districts pack a ferry in Munshiganj’s Shimulia as they travel back home on Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 ahead of a strict lockdown over the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • People of the southern districts pack a ferry in Munshiganj’s Shimulia as they travel back home on Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 ahead of a strict lockdown over the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    People of the southern districts pack a ferry in Munshiganj’s Shimulia as they travel back home on Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 ahead of a strict lockdown over the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Travellers, including children, get on a packed ferry in Munshiganj’s Shimulia amid a second wave of coronavirus infections on Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Travellers, including children, get on a packed ferry in Munshiganj’s Shimulia amid a second wave of coronavirus infections on Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A woman feeds a sick children on a packed ferry in Munshiganj’s Shimulia as they travel home on Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 before a strict lockdown over coronavirus. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A woman feeds a sick children on a packed ferry in Munshiganj’s Shimulia as they travel home on Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 before a strict lockdown over coronavirus. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A family head home with their belongings to Shariatpur by a truck as the coronavirus pandemic upends the dream of many. They were crossing the Padma by a ferry through Munshiganj’s Shimulia on Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 before a strict lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A family head home with their belongings to Shariatpur by a truck as the coronavirus pandemic upends the dream of many. They were crossing the Padma by a ferry through Munshiganj’s Shimulia on Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 before a strict lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A ferry leaves Munshiganj’s Shimulia for Madaripur’s Banglabazar on Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 before a strict nationwide lockdown over the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A ferry leaves Munshiganj’s Shimulia for Madaripur’s Banglabazar on Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 before a strict nationwide lockdown over the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Travellers bound for southern Bangladesh crowd the Shimulia ferry port in Munshiganj on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, despite pandemic restrictions. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Travellers bound for southern Bangladesh crowd the Shimulia ferry port in Munshiganj on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, despite pandemic restrictions. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Travellers bound for southern Bangladesh crowd the Shimulia ferry port in Munshiganj on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, despite pandemic restrictions. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Travellers bound for southern Bangladesh crowd the Shimulia ferry port in Munshiganj on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, despite pandemic restrictions. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Travellers bound for southern Bangladesh crowd the Shimulia ferry port in Munshiganj on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, despite pandemic restrictions. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Travellers bound for southern Bangladesh crowd the Shimulia ferry port in Munshiganj on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, despite pandemic restrictions. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Travellers bound for southern Bangladesh rush onto ferries at Munshiganj’s Shimulia on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, despite pandemic restrictions. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Travellers bound for southern Bangladesh rush onto ferries at Munshiganj’s Shimulia on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, despite pandemic restrictions. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Travellers bound for southern Bangladesh rush onto ferries at Munshiganj’s Shimulia on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, despite pandemic restrictions. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Travellers bound for southern Bangladesh rush onto ferries at Munshiganj’s Shimulia on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, despite pandemic restrictions. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Travellers bound for southern Bangladesh rush onto ferries at Munshiganj’s Shimulia on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, despite pandemic restrictions. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Travellers bound for southern Bangladesh rush onto ferries at Munshiganj’s Shimulia on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, despite pandemic restrictions. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove