- A Bangladeshi woman lost her leg in a train accident
- She lost both her parents when she was a child
- She has now been forced into a life of begging on the streets
A 30-year-old woman in Bangladesh has shared how she ended up living and begging on the streets.
Babli Begum shared her story on renowned photojournalist GMB Akash's Facebook page.
She began by saying: "One train accident changed my life, changed my dream and changed everything I had. I suddenly got thrown off of the train rooftop."
She continued: "When I opened my eyes, I was in hospital with my one leg severed and the other badly damaged."
Begum added that she only has limited education and that people do not want to employ a disabled person like her.
She therefore ended up on the streets where people are not kind to beggars. Some even tell her that she intentionally cut off her legs for sympathy.
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She is however hopeful that she'll get a better life one day. She said: "I don’t like begging, I don’t like asking money from people. I want to live with pride. I want to do some work."
Commenters sympathized with her. See some of their reactions below.
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