Dhaka, Bangladesh - Peoples Republic of
BANGLADESH AUTHORITIES DEMOLISH UNAUTHORISED BUILDINGS ON BURIGANGA
RIVER BANK IN DHAKA.
Bangladesh paramilitary troops look on as an unauthorised building is
demolished on a bank of the river Buriganga in Dhaka on August 27,
2001. Authorities demolished some 250 such structures in the last two
days to free the river from choking and pollution. Officials said some
thousands of bamboo-made structures would also be demolished in the
next few days to free the river bank for building a flood-protection
embankment cum road.