Rain cripples life in Dhaka

DHAKA : Heavy rains in the morning crippled the life in Dhaka as most of the roads of different parts of the capital went under ankle to knee-deep water, causing immense sufferings to the commuters and city dwellers, reports UNB.
The torrential rains lashed Dhaka leading to waterlogging in many parts of the busy populous city.
The Met Office recorded 66 millimeter rainfall in the last three hours starting from 6:00 am to 9:00 am on Monday, said Muhammad Arif Hossain, meteorologist of Bangladesh Meteorological Department.
During the time, it also recorded 37mm rainfall in Comilla while 9mm in Khunla, 5mm in Tarash of Sirajganj, 2mm in Chandpur.
The worst affected areas include Mohammadpur, Dhanmondi 27, Karwan Bazar, Sobhanbagh, Panthapath, Greenroad, Fakirapool, Khilgaon, Mauchak, Malibagh, Moghbazar, Motijheel, Paltan, Kazipara, Sukrabad, Shantinagar. Vehicles were seen stranded for hours in unprecedented traffic jams.