Thousands of sheep, goats and cows sacrifices during the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha left rivers of blooding through the capital city of Dhaka in Bangladeshi, after the animal’s blood mixed with rain.
Poor drainage in the city causes flooding regularly. However, according to the Guardian Authorities in Dhaka said they had established hundreds of designated sacrifice spots in the run-up to the festival to make it easier to clean away blood and animal carcasses. But most residents ignored the special areas, preferring to make sacrifices in their garages or on the streets outside their homes resulting into the nightmarish blending of blood and water that filled streets and narrow lanes across Dhaka from Tuesday morning.
The Eid al-Adha celebrations mark the willingness of Ibrahim, or Abraham, to sacrifice his son on God’s command, Muslims mark the holiday by slaughtering animals such as sheep and goats. The meat is shared among family and friends and also donated to the poor.
“I felt I was walking through a post-apocalyptic neighbourhood. To be honest, I was scared. It was an image of mass violence that shouldn’t ever be experienced.” local artist, Atish Saha, told the Guardian.