Fire breaks out at Mohammadpur

PhotographerMd. Nazmul Hasan Khan
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryDhaka, Bangladesh
Entry Description

At least 200 shanties were gutted in a fire that broke out in a slum of Dhaka's Mohammadpur in Bangladesh at midnight. With the major support of the residents, a total of 15 units of fire fighting unit rushed in and brought the fire under control after almost four hours of their frantic efforts. A resident of the slum told that the fire started from a bamboo house and quickly spread to a large part of the slum. 21 Casualties took to the hospital and affected people took shelter on road.

About Photographer

Md. Nazmul Hasan Khan, a promising young Bangladeshi Photographer, born in 1994 and has found his passion for photography by his elder brother in early 2011.Since then he has received recognition from national and international arenas. Currently, Nazmul is pursuing B.Sc. in Economics from Jahangirnagar University and has completed his basic of photography from Pathshala South Asian Media institute. He had a certain passion and inspiration for Journalism and street photography which had led him in participating more than 120 national and international photography competitions and also achieved several awards including NYC Gold medal, FIAP HM, PSA HM award.