Torrential rains inundate Dhaka streets

United News of Bangladesh | Published: 16:56, Jun 25,2018 | Updated: 20:34, Jun 25,2018


The street beneath Shantinagar flyover go under knee-deep water as incessant rainfall swamped many parts of Dhaka on Monday.

Incessant rainfall, triggered by active monsoon, swamped many parts of Bangladesh capital on Monday, causing immense sufferings to commuters.

Most roads, lanes and bylanes in different parts of the capital went under ankle to knee-deep water following the rains that started around 12:30pm.

The worst affected areas include Mirpur, Senpara, Dhanmondi 27, Shewrapara, Kazipara, Rokeya Sarani, Bijay Sarani, Malibagh, Shantinagar, Kakrail, Khilgaon, Rampura, Merul Badda, Mohakhali, Motijheel, Arambagh, Fakirapul, Nimtali and Bakshibazar.

Hundreds of commuters faced trouble in reaching their destinations due to water stagnation and lack of transport amid the downpour.

Besides, many of them were seen wading through ankle to knee-deep water on roads and lanes.

The Met Office recorded 28 millimeters of rainfall in the capital in the last 9 hours starting from 6:00am.

However, it recorded the highest 149 millimeters rainfall in Chandpur from 6:00am to noon on Monday.

According to a special bulletin of the Met Office, heavy to very heavy rainfall with gusty or squally wind is likely to occur at places over Rangpur, Barisal, Sylhet and Chittagong divisions due to active monsoon during the next 24 hours commencing today noon.

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