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2024-05-11 12:42:13

Dhaka wakes up to flooded streets

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Dhaka wakes up to flooded streets

Residents of Dhaka woke up to waterlogged streets on Saturday morning after showers lashed the city, reports UNB.

The rains coupled with gusty wind started around 7:15 am and continued till 8:30 am.

The Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) has recorded 87 mm of rainfall in two hours from 7:15 am, said meteorologist Md Omar Faruk.

The city dwellers experienced waterlogging in many areas before the monsoon that again exposed the poor drainage system of the capital.

Many low-lying areas in the capital including Mirpur, Mouchak, Rampur, Badda, Moghbazar, Rampur and Khilkhet went under rainwater, causing immense sufferings to its residents.

Many people were seen wading through ankle-deep water in these areas to reach their destination.

Though today is a government holiday, many schools were kept open to recover the leaning losses caused by the closure due to heat wave across the country last month.

Bd-pratidin English/Tanvir Raihan

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