Padma erosion worsens in Manikganj

  • Azimnagar Union in Manikganj’s Harirampur Upazila is facing the risks of an overflowing Padma as the river erodes its banks at the end of monsoon. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Azimnagar Union in Manikganj’s Harirampur Upazila is facing the risks of an overflowing Padma as the river erodes its banks at the end of monsoon. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Azimnagar Union in Manikganj’s Harirampur Upazila is facing the risks of an overflowing Padma as the river erodes its banks at the end of monsoon. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Azimnagar Union in Manikganj’s Harirampur Upazila is facing the risks of an overflowing Padma as the river erodes its banks at the end of monsoon. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The banks of the Padma continue to erode in Azimnagar Union in Manikganj’s Harirampur Upazila, leaving residents to scurry to a safer place before the river devours them. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The banks of the Padma continue to erode in Azimnagar Union in Manikganj’s Harirampur Upazila, leaving residents to scurry to a safer place before the river devours them. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The residents of Azimnagar Union's Hatighata area in Manikganj’s Harirampur Upazila are leaving their homes to move to safer grounds as the erosion of the Padma's banks worsens. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The residents of Azimnagar Union's Hatighata area in Manikganj’s Harirampur Upazila are leaving their homes to move to safer grounds as the erosion of the Padma's banks worsens. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A large area of Azimnagar Union in Manikganj’s Harirampur Upazila is under threat due to the erosion of the Padma River. Aside from moving away from the Padma's banks, residents are also cutting down trees to protect themselves from an overflowing river. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A large area of Azimnagar Union in Manikganj’s Harirampur Upazila is under threat due to the erosion of the Padma River. Aside from moving away from the Padma's banks, residents are also cutting down trees to protect themselves from an overflowing river. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A piece of land in Azimnagar Union’s Hatighata area lies abandoned after the family which occupied it moved their house to a safer place as the erosion of the Padma River worsens. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A piece of land in Azimnagar Union’s Hatighata area lies abandoned after the family which occupied it moved their house to a safer place as the erosion of the Padma River worsens. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A family in the Hatighata area of Manikganj’s Harirampur Upazila has found temporary shelter on an empty of piece land after its previous moved their homes away from the banks of the Padma as the erosion of the river's banks worsens. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A family in the Hatighata area of Manikganj’s Harirampur Upazila has found temporary shelter on an empty of piece land after its previous moved their homes away from the banks of the Padma as the erosion of the river's banks worsens. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove