Rivers of blood flowed by way of the streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Tuesday morning after heavy monsoon rains combined with animal sacrifices for the Muslim pageant of Eid al-Adha.
The annual vacation, generally known as the Feast of Sacrifice, is the second largest celebration of the yr for Muslims.
Households mark the day by slaughtering livestock in commemoration of God’s test of religion on the Prophet Ibrahim. The meat of the sacrificed animals is then shared amongst household, associates and people in poverty.
Although the slaughters create some quantity of blood on the streets yearly, the heavy downpour turned the streets a lot redder than regular.
Authorities in Dhaka stated they designated a number of locations within the metropolis the place residents might slaughter animals, however the rains prevented most from accessing these areas.
Many residents criticized metropolis officers for Dhaka’s defective drainage system, which has lengthy been an issue, the BBC reported. The information outlet added that a waste administration official with Dhaka South Metropolis Company informed an area newspaper they have been working to resolve the flooding concern.
The Related Press contributed to this report.
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