Oil Spill Aftermath in the Bangladesh Sundarbans

Photo | 11 December, 2014

The breathing roots of mangroves are covered by a sheet of black oil on the banks of the Sela River in Sundarbans, Bangladesh, a UNESCO World Heritage site, after an oil-tanker carrying 350,000 litres of furnace oil sank in the river after it had been hit by a cargo vessel. The event is very threatening to the region's flora and fauna.