The streets of Dhaka were literally flowing with blood after heavy rain on the first day of Eidul Azha.
Despite sporadic rain, which started on early Tuesday and continued through the first day of Eid and flooded many areas of the Bangladeshi capital, residents of the city went on to offer Eid prayers and sacrificed animals.
The clogged rainwater combined with the blood of sacrificial animals created a rather uncommon and
gory scene, making it look like as if streets had transformed into rivers of blood. Photos shared on Twitter and Facebook showed Dhaka streets filled with blood-stained water.
Although the two city corporations had designated 1,000 spots – 496 in the north and 504 in the south – for slaughtering animals, people were seen slaughtering animals in the streets in many parts the city.
Blaming the city corporations for not being able to communicate to the people about the designated spots for sacrifice, Tareq Ahmed, a resident of Shyamoli area told Dhaka Tribune that, “Last year the city corporations launched a mass campaign to encourage people to use the designated spots and that caught our eyes. I went to a spot in Mohammadpur last year, but this year, I don’t even know where the spots actually are.”
Further, residents claimed that the incident showed that the city corporations had failed to keep the city’s drainage systems functional.