Heavy monsoon downpour floods BD capital Dhaka roads

Heavy monsoon downpour floods BD capital Dhaka roads

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Incessant rainfall, triggered by active monsoon, swamped many parts of the 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 12:30 pm.

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

Hundreds of commuters faced trouble in reaching their destinations due to waterlogging and lack of transport amid the dowmpour.

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

The Met Office recorded 28 millimetres of rainfall in the captail in the last 9 hours starting from 6 am.

However, it recoreded the higehst 149 milimitres rainfall in Chandpur district from 6 am to 12pm 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, Barishal, Sylhet and Chittagong divisions due to active monsoon during the next 24 hours commencing 12 pm today.

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