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Dhaka residents struggle as rain causes waterlogging

  • Published at 12:16 pm May 23rd, 2018
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Vehicles wade thorugh water on a Dhaka street after 81mm of heavy rainfall on Thursday, May 31, 2018 UNB

River ports asked to hoist cautionary signal 1

Incessant rain once again inundated many parts of the major roads in Dhaka, causing sufferings to the commuters due to severe traffic congestion.

Most parts of Dhaka, including Mirpur 10 intersection, Kazipara, Shewrapara, Karwanbazar, and Fakirapool have been flooded due to continuous rain for more than one and a half hours on Wednesday.

Traffic movement on Mirpur Road from Dhanmondi stretching up to Gabtoli, Mirpur 10 intersection, Mohammadpur Town Hall Kancha Market area, Gulshan, Mohakhali, Kuril Bishwa Road, and Airport Road were partially halted and remained slow in some places, due to water logging.

The Met office on Wednesday recorded 45mm of rainfall as of 10am, Meteorologist Nizhum Rokeya Ahmed told UNB.

The rainy weather is likely to persist till Thursday throughout the country, she said.

The river ports across the country have been asked to hoist local cautionary signal No. 1.

Rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty/squally wind speed 45-60km per hour and lightning flashes are likely to occur over the regions of Rajshahi, Rangpur, Pabna, Bogra, Tangail, Mymensingh, Dhaka, Faridpur, Madaripur Jessore, Kushtia, Khulna, Barisal, Patuakahli, Noakhali, Comilla, Chittagong, Cox's Bazar and Sylhet districts, it said.