How Dhaka streets transformed into blood streams after Eid sacrifices and rain

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Rainfall mixed with animal blood led to a
horrific sight in Dhaka.

The gory scene was an outcome of the animal
sacrifice on Eid-al-Adha.
Citizens blamed corporations for the situation.
Citizens of Dhaka witnessed a horrific sight amidst
the celebration of Eid al-Adha on Tuesday. Rainfall
and animal sacrifices across the city created a
dreadful scene of blood streams across streets in
the city.
Waterlogging in many parts of the city got mixed
with the blood following the sacrifices of the
animals creating the disturbing scene. The flooded
parts of the city gave an impression akin to rivers
of blood.
Despite the intermittent showers, citizens thronged
mosques, offered prayers and proceeded with the
ritualistic goat sacrifice.

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Corporations of the two major cities in Dhaka faced
the ire of the citizens as many of them criticised
the sluggish pace of cleanup following the ritual.
Many pointed out that the incident reflected the
corporation’s failure at maintaining the drainage
system. Both the cities were allotted 496 and 504
spots respectively for slaughtering animals.
Regardless of the designated spot, several people
were seen performing animal sacrifices on the
streets and other convenient locations. Soon the
roads were filled with reddened water. The spots
included Mohammadpur, Mirpur, Shyamoli, Uttara,
Dhanmondi, Niketon.

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TOO FAR TO CARE
While some said that the lack of campaigning
ahead of the festival was the reason for the
situation, several others claimed that the
designated spots were too far from their homes.
Areas like Malibagh, Baily Road, Shantinagar,
Bijoynagar, Paltan, Motijheel, Jatrabari, Bakshi
Bazar and Kathalbagan saw people slaughtering
animals right in front of their homes.

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Khandker Millatul Islam, deputy chief waste
management official from Dhaka South City
Corporation said that waterlogging has been
problem for a long time. Islam added that the the
corporation is working towards solving the issue.

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