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Photostory: Surma, tale of a dying river

  • Published at 10:10 am January 16th, 2019

The river has become the de facto dumping ground for garbage from residential, commercial and industrial areas across the city

Surma River, one of the major rivers in Bangladesh, is taking its dying breath because of pollution caused by Sylhet city’s unplanned drainage system. The river has become the de facto dumping ground for garbage from residential, commercial and industrial areas across the city. The administration has yet to take any measures to mitigate the environmental issue. This photostory showcases the pollution-riddled state of the Surma.