Heavy rain disrupts life in Dhaka | The Daily Star
09:25 PM, September 29, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 10:36 PM, September 29, 2019

Heavy rain disrupts life in Dhaka

DMCH entrance submerged; rain may continue for 3 more days

Intermittent rains, triggered by monsoon, inundated roads in some parts of capital Dhaka, causing sufferings to commuters since this afternoon.

The key roads including Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Green Road, Rajabazar, Bangabazar went under knee water resulting in thousands of commuters to suffer in the traffic jams, reports our staff photographers from the spot.

Additionally, hundreds of vehicles on the roads were seen stranded for hours in the traffic jams.

Meanwhile, the entrance of the administrative building at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) and some rooms of the hospital’s morgue got waterlogged due to the downpour, said Sekendar Ali, morgue assistant at the DMCH.

The capital Dhaka witnessed 19 millimetres rain from 2:00pm to 6:00pm, Shahinul Islam, meteorologist of the Bangladesh Meteorological Department, told The Daily Star.

The rains may continue for three more days across the country, including the capital, he said.

The Met office recorded sporadic rainfall across the country and the highest rainfall was recorded in Sylhet at 33.3mm, Shahinul Islam added.

According to the Met office, light to moderate rain/thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at most places over Khulna, Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions at many places over Dhaka and Mymensingh divisions and at a few places over Barishal, Chattogram and Sylhet divisions with moderately heavy to heavy falls at places over the country.

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