Thousands of Bangladeshis journey home for Eid

STORY: After two years of restrictions, many are happy transportation is back to normal and they can find an easier way to head home, as last year's land transport was terminated to stop people from crossing state borders due to spread of COVID-19.

"After the pandemic this is the first time I'm going home. But as there are no seats inside, I took to the roof of this ferry," said Abdul Zobaer, a passenger on a ferry.

Millions are expected to leave the capital Dhaka during the Eid festival on ferries, buses and trains. People from the southern cities prefer to travel with ferries as it is the fastest way for them to get home.

Bangladesh has hit over 1.9 million of COVID cases, with over 29,000 deaths.

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