Living dangerously close to transformers

  • High-voltage power transformers on the streets of South Banasree in Dhaka are so close to the buildings that residents can touch them with their hands if they want to. Transformers often burst, a fact that may cause disaster in the area. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    High-voltage power transformers on the streets of South Banasree in Dhaka are so close to the buildings that residents can touch them with their hands if they want to. Transformers often burst, a fact that may cause disaster in the area. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • High-voltage power transformers on the streets of South Banasree in Dhaka are so close to the buildings that they have blocked light into the balconies. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    High-voltage power transformers on the streets of South Banasree in Dhaka are so close to the buildings that they have blocked light into the balconies. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Residents use reinforced grills in their balconies so that no one can touch the high-voltage power transformers only a few feet away from the buildings of South Banasree in Dhaka. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Residents use reinforced grills in their balconies so that no one can touch the high-voltage power transformers only a few feet away from the buildings of South Banasree in Dhaka. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • High-voltage power transformers are only a few feet from the buildings of South Banasree in Dhaka. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    High-voltage power transformers are only a few feet from the buildings of South Banasree in Dhaka. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • High-voltage power transformers are only a few feet from the buildings of South Banasree in Dhaka. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    High-voltage power transformers are only a few feet from the buildings of South Banasree in Dhaka. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • High-voltage power transformers installed dangerously close to the buildings pose a great risk to the residents of South Banasree in Dhaka. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    High-voltage power transformers installed dangerously close to the buildings pose a great risk to the residents of South Banasree in Dhaka. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi