Buriganga runs black due to pollution

  • White foam forms on the water surface whenever a launch sails across the polluted Buriganga River. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    White foam forms on the water surface whenever a launch sails across the polluted Buriganga River. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The water level in the Buriganga River returns to normal during the rainy season. However, the level of pollution in the river can be clearly observed during the winter months, when the water level falls. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The water level in the Buriganga River returns to normal during the rainy season. However, the level of pollution in the river can be clearly observed during the winter months, when the water level falls. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • White foam forms as a water vessel sails across the polluted Buriganga River. The picture was taken from the Bangladesh-China Friendship Bridge in Postogola. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    White foam forms as a water vessel sails across the polluted Buriganga River. The picture was taken from the Bangladesh-China Friendship Bridge in Postogola. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • This picture of a boat sailing across the polluted Buriganga River was taken from the Bangladesh-China Friendship Bridge in Postogola. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    This picture of a boat sailing across the polluted Buriganga River was taken from the Bangladesh-China Friendship Bridge in Postogola. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • White foam forms on the water surface whenever a launch sails across the polluted Buriganga River. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    White foam forms on the water surface whenever a launch sails across the polluted Buriganga River. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • This picture of a boat sailing across the polluted Buriganga River was taken from the Bangladesh-China Friendship Bridge in Postogola. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    This picture of a boat sailing across the polluted Buriganga River was taken from the Bangladesh-China Friendship Bridge in Postogola. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • White foam forms as a water vessel sails across the polluted Buriganga River. The picture was taken from the Bangladesh-China Friendship Bridge in Postogola. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    White foam forms as a water vessel sails across the polluted Buriganga River. The picture was taken from the Bangladesh-China Friendship Bridge in Postogola. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove