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Striking Images Show Dhaka’s Streets Flooded With Blood After Eid Animal Sacrifice And Rains

Dhaka citizens said their Eid prayers in the morning and sacrificed their animals. However, due to the heavy rains the previous night, the streets were flooded with blood, water, and waste.

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Yesterday, Dhaka's streets were flooded with red water owing to the blood of sacrificial animals spilled during Eid al-Adha and heavy rainfall from the night before.

Twitter: @naidusudhakar

Eid al-Adha is a three-day festival celebrated in the Islamic month of Zilhaj, where animals like cows, goats, lambs, and camels are sacrificed. The meat is commonly distributed to the poor and used for a celebratory feasts.

Dhaka resident Edward Rees tweeted images of the floods, and the tweet swiftly went viral, amassing more than 2,000 retweets.

A bit of rain and Eid and the roads run red with blood. #Dhaka #Bangladesh

And people soon followed suit, flooding Twitter with images of the bloody streets.

The clogged rainwater combined with the blood of sacrificial animals. This is #21stcentury #Dhaka #Bangladesh

Disturbing images. Rivers of blood in Dhaka on Eidul Azha. https://t.co/aBdraIQDDQ

Horrific streams of #blood were seen on #Dhaka Streets red with blood in wake of #EidAlAdha after animal sacrifice

Rees told BuzzFeed that although people were a little surprised with the red flood, the entire thing was a little overhyped by the media. "Sadly there was a fair bit of anti-Muslim sentiment from people. Intolerance is a growing trend on Twitter these days," he added.

Andre Borges is a social news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Mumbai.

Contact Andre Borges at andre.borges@buzzfeed.com.

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