Downpour continues lashing across country

DHAKA : Torrential rain, triggered by active monsoon, continued for the third consecutive day on Tuesday across the country, including capital Dhaka, throwing the normal life into disarray, reports UNB.
At least four people were killed and four others injured early Tuesday due to landslides triggered by incessant downpour in Lighthouse area of Sadar municipality and in Kaimmargona area of South Mithachhari union of Ramu in Cox’s Bazar.
The met office recorded 49.0 mm of rainfall in Dhaka in the last 24 hours from 6:00 am on Monday to 6:00 am Tuesday.
Besides, the highest 223 mm of rainfall was recorded in Chittagong during the period.
Some places in Rangpur, Rajshahi, Mymensingh, Dhaka, Khulna, Barisal, Chittagong and Sylhet divisions are likely to experience heavy (44 – 88 MM) to very heavy (89mm or more) rains during the next 24 hours due to active monsoon, sad Met office.
Due to heavy to very heavy rainfall, landslide may occur at places over the hilly regions of Chittagong and Sylhet divisions.
Besides, the maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted local cautionary signal No 3 as squally weather may affect the ports and coastal areas of the country.
In Chittagong, torrential rains for the last three-four days inundated many areas of the port city, causing immense sufferings to the dwellers.
Md Shaheenul Islam, an official of Bangladesh Meteorological Department, said that the intensity of rainfall across the country is likely to come down from Wednesday.


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