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After decades cleansing the sewers of Dhaka, Bangladesh’s multitude fund, Sujon Lal Routh has determined spate of squalor. But the tragedy of 2008 was the most difficult. After a date of heavy rainfall left the streets spate- as usual- seven works were assigned to clear a blocked manhole in Rampura, in the centre of the city. Commonly, cleans cling to lassoes to stop them getting sucked in by tiding sea when they clear blockages. But the working group were new to the job.” They didn’t know about the impending peril or how to work in that situation ,” supposes Sujon.” So, sewer water swallowed them .”
Bystanders smashed the road open with mallets and ladles. Eventually, they dragged out three workers, dead. Another four were seriously injured; one eventually died in infirmary.” The coincidence instilled suspicion in us, and for months we were even afraid to look into the sewers ,” suggests Sujon.
During Bangladesh’s relentless monsoon season, Dhaka is submerged several times a month. The overburdened drains impediment and the low-lying metropoli replenishes with ocean like a bathtub. Newspapers such as the Dhaka Tribune bemoaned the inundation with photographs of submerge buses and quotes from peeved commuters and disheartened urban experts:” Dhaka underwater again “;” It’s the same old story .”
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