Bangladeshi passengers travel atop train to get home for Eid

by International | 23-08-2018 | 1057 views

Pictures of passengers travelling on the roof of a train in Dhaka, Bangladesh, to get home for Eid al-Adha celebrations have gone viral.Hundreds of people can be seen clambering onto the roof as they try to return to their families and friends to celebrate Eid al-Adha, considered to be Islam’s holiest festivity. Meanwhile, some travellers were also seen standing atop the train. The festival, which began on Tuesday and ends on Saturday, marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Islam’s holiest city, Mecca. It is believed over two million people flocked to the Saudi Arabian city, where Prophet Muhammad is believed to have been born, this year.

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