(1, 2 and 3) Firefighters along with locals spray water using a hose pipe to douse a huge fire that swept through a slum in Sholokbahar of Chattogram on Friday, sending huge clouds of grey smoke billowing into the sky. Despair overwhelms a woman after the fire destroyed everything in its wake. Helpless and disarrayed, a woman and her son sit amid the debris with blank looks.
(4 and 5) Fire victims sift through the charred remains of their belongings after a fire that broke out at a slum at Chalantika in the city's Mirpur area on the same day. Victims collect hotchpotch supplied by a voluntary organisation beside the fire devastated slum. - Rabin Chowdhury/ Md Nasir Uddin