A Mother watches her child play in a school courtyard
Summer is approaching and the power outages are getting longer. It’s up to about three hours a day and I ‘m sure it’s worse in other parts of the city. People are still shaken and confused from what happened on February 25th. I was supposed to travel over the weekend to a town in Syhlet near the border but was told that as a foreigner I would need permission from the government since it wouldn’t be safe.
And now today, the largest shopping complex/ office tower in Bangladesh is on fire. The top floors of this 20 story building are engulfed in flames. Thousands of people in the surrounding neighborhoods crowd the streets watching the fire on their day off from work. There is a dark cloud of smoke over Dhaka tonight.