Dhaka records 103mm rainfall in last 24 hours
12 Jul 2017, 11:07
Dhaka: Heavy overnight rains crippled the life in Dhaka as most of the roads, lanes and bylanes of different parts of the capital went under ankle to knee-deep water, causing immense hardship to the commuters and city dwellers.
The Met Office recorded 103 millimeter rainfall in the last 24 hours starting from 6:00am Tuesday to 6:00am Wednesday.
The incessant rains lashed Dhaka leading to water-logging in many parts of the city. The worst affected areas include Mirpur 1, Dhanmondhi 27, Kolabagn, Mirpur 10, Kazipara, Rokeya Sarani, Bijoysharani, Farmgate and Karwan Bazar kitchen market, Moghbazar, Mouchak, Malibagh, Shantinagar, Kakrail, Khilgaon, Rampura, Motijheel, Arambagh, Fakirapul.
Vehicles were seen stranded for hours in unprecedented traffic jams.
Hundred of commuters especially office and school goers are gathering terrible experience in reaching their destinations this morning due to unending traffic triggered by the torrential rains.
Many of them were seen wading through ankle to knee-deep water on the roads and bylanes.
The Met office sources also said that the rain may continue till Thursday.