Heavy rains cripple city life, submerge many areas

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Dhaka, May 31: Heavy rains and thundershowers on Thursday morning crippled city dwellers’ life as most roads in different parts of the capital went under water, causing immense sufferings to commuters.The rain, however, brought relief from the searing heat that has been continuing for the last couple of days.

The Met office recorded 81 millimeter rainfall in three hours starting from 6:00 am to 9:00 am on Thursday, said Mohammad Shahinul Islam, meteorologist of Bangladesh Meteorological Department.

Vehicles were seen stranded while people were seen wading through the water to reach their destinations in the busy populous city.

The worst affected areas include Mohammadpur, Dhanmondi road no 27, Karwan Bazar, Khilgaon, Malibagh, Motijheel, Paltan, Kazipara, Rokeya Sarani, Shewrapara, Kazipara and Mirpur-10.

Hundreds of commuters especially office goers faced huge troubles in reaching their destinations this morning due to water-logging and lack of transports caused by the incessant rains.

“Rain may continue for two more days,” meteorologist Shahinul added.