20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Risky Ride

Failed to get place inside the train, Bangladeshi holidaymakers ride on overcrowded train and risk their lives as they rush home to be with their families ahead of the biggest Muslim festival, Eid al-Fitr, at the Airport Railway Station in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Thousands of Dhaka city dwellers started leaving the city for their hometown in a desperate attempt to celebrate Eid al-Fitr festival. Locals tackle the journey climbing on, clinging to and clambering along the roofs of locomotives. Men, women and children climb and are pulled up onto the roof of the train as they try to find themselves a space. With no seats available inside, many commuters decide to take the risk and choose a rooftop view for their journey out of Dhaka city. Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr with their families with massive feasts to mark the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2022
Date Uploaded: 10.2022
Photo Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Camera: Canon EOS 80D
Copyright: © Joy Saha