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Bangladeshi Muslims storm overcrowded trains to get home for holiday

Bangladeshi Muslims storm overcrowded trains to get home for holiday

First published on eTurboNews: https://www.eturbonews.com/230953/bangladeshi-muslims-storm-overcrowded-trains-to-get-home-for-holiday

Stunning pictures have emerged showing Muslims sitting on the roof of a train in Dhaka, Bangladesh because carriages were full.

Hundreds of people can be seen clambering onto the train roof as they try to return to their families and friends to celebrate Eid al-Adha, considered to be Islam’s holiest festivity.
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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.

The footage of the overcrowded Dhaka station shows the true extent to which the event is popular among the Bangladeshi community, 86 percent of whom are Muslim.

Rucksack-carrying passengers are seen on what appears to be the main doors of the carriages and windows and pulling themselves up to reach the roof, the only available place left. At one point passengers are also seen standing and walking along the train roof while it is on the move.

Eid al-Adha, also known as The Festival of Sacrifice or ‘Big Eid,’ follows the annual Islamic pilgrimage to the Kaaba in Mecca.

Read the full article: https://www.eturbonews.com/230953/bangladeshi-muslims-storm-overcrowded-trains-to-get-home-for-holiday

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