Karnaphuli fighting for its life

  • Toxic industrial wastes of Chattogram city flow into the Karnaphuli river through Chaktai canal. Photo: Suman Babu

    Toxic industrial wastes of Chattogram city flow into the Karnaphuli river through Chaktai canal. Photo: Suman Babu

  • Toxic industrial wastes of Chattogram city flow into the Karnaphuli river through Chaktai canal. Photo: Suman Babu

    Toxic industrial wastes of Chattogram city flow into the Karnaphuli river through Chaktai canal. Photo: Suman Babu

  • A passenger boat sails through the dark water of the Karnaphuli river in Chattogram, heavily polluted with toxic industrial waste flowing through Chaktai can. Photo: Suman Babu

    A passenger boat sails through the dark water of the Karnaphuli river in Chattogram, heavily polluted with toxic industrial waste flowing through Chaktai can. Photo: Suman Babu

  • Polythene and plastic garbage have turned the banks of the Karnaphuli river in Chattogram into a dumping ground. Photo: Suman Babu

    Polythene and plastic garbage have turned the banks of the Karnaphuli river in Chattogram into a dumping ground. Photo: Suman Babu

  • Polythene and plastic garbage have turned the banks of the Karnaphuli river in Chattogram into a dumping ground. Photo: Suman Babu

    Polythene and plastic garbage have turned the banks of the Karnaphuli river in Chattogram into a dumping ground. Photo: Suman Babu

  • Polythene and plastic garbage have turned the banks of the Karnaphuli river in Chattogram into a dumping ground. Photo: Suman Babu

    Polythene and plastic garbage have turned the banks of the Karnaphuli river in Chattogram into a dumping ground. Photo: Suman Babu