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What To Do When There's No Water

What To Do When There's No Water
Reuters

Dhaka, Bangladesh, is in the grips of a water crisis.

The supply to residents has been cut dramatically in the last month, thanks to power cuts and the summer heat. And even the water that is available in many places is "stinky," raising concerns about infection. "We have not got a single drop for the last three months, which has made our lives miserable," Syed Mohammad Abul Baten told The Daily Star. Baten and others have had to buy waters from tankers, paying double the normal price.

Resourceful children are still finding relief though - above, two boys shower in water leaking from a lorry.

Photo credit: Andrew Biraj/Reuters

Keywords: Dhaka, Water Shortage

Amanda Erickson is a senior associate editor at The Atlantic Cities. All posts »

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