Due to torrential rain on Saturday many areas, particularly the low-lying ones, have gone under knee-deep water causing severe misery for the city residents in Chittagong.
Roads, and residential and commercial buildings at Bahaddarhat, Muradpur, Chandgoan, Kalurghat, Chawkbazar, Badurtola, Agrabad Access Road, and Commerce College Road were flooded by the standing water as poor drainage system failed.
Office goers, students, and garments workers were found standing by the roads for vehicles to get on at different areas of the city.
The city commuters had to endure suffering while travelling through roads at Bahaddarhat, Muradpur, Chandgoan, Kalurghat, Gate No. 2, GEC Circle, WASA Circle and Lalkhan Bazar as the construction works on Akhtaruzzaman Flyover have riddled the roads with huge potholes.
People also faced trouble while using roads at Agrabad, Halishahar, Patenga and Bakalia and Chawkbazar.
Locals complained that the drains and canals were not sufficient for draining out the water.
Many schools suspended classes and examinations as water entered into the classrooms.
Nadia Siraj Fahim, a student of Bakalia Government College, said she had to wade nearly one kilometre through dirty water to reach her college to take an examination.
Patenga Meteorology Office duty assistant Sayeda Mimi Parveen told New Age that they had recorded 170.8mm rainfall in last 24-hour till 3:00pm.
She said moderate to heavy rainfall would continue for next three to four days.
Many unions of different upazilas of Chittagong, including Mirsharai, Sitakunda, Fatikchhari, Boalkhali, Patia, Satkania and Chandanaish, Sandwip, were flooded by the rain water, said locals.
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