Bangladesh: Nothing To Hold On To by GMB Akash

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Fishermen, on their journey from market in Dhaka, sleep on the train roof among their empty fish pots. They hope to avoid the 60 taka (£0.55GBP) fare by using the roof and since they can only earn a maximum of 120 taka (£1.10GBP) from their fish the saving is vital. In Bangladesh many people ride on the roofs of trains as frequently that is the only space available. For others, the fares are too high and can be avoided or reduced by travelling on the roof. However, this practice also leads to regular accidents, many of them fatal..