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Remittent rain brings sufferings to city dwellers

11 July 2017, 4:35:00

Remittent rain since Tuesday morning disrupted the simple life in the capital and most parts of the country.

Commuters suffered greatly as main city streets went under water in the old part of Dhaka, Mauchak, Malibagh, Shatinagar, Mirpur, Razarbagh and some other areas causing serious traffic congestions, said victims.

Witnesses said service holders and students suffered a lot due to water logging at a good number of points.

The situation turned worse in areas like Rampura, Chowdhurypara and Mauchak where road construction work under different development projects were underway, said Laila, a commuter from Malibagh.

Low-income people, especially the day labourers, suffered much as rain disrupted their normal pace of life.

The condition might get worsen in the coming days as the Met office forecast said the rain might continue for the next two to three days.

Abdur Rahman, an officer at the Met office, said the axis of monsoon trough runs through central part of Bangladesh. One of its associated troughs extends up to North Bay. The monsoon is active over Bangladesh and moderate over North Bay.

Light to moderate rain/thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at most places over Khulna, Barisal, Chittagong, Sylhet, Dhaka, Mymensingh, Rangpur, and Rajshahi divisions with moderately heavy to very heavy falls at places over the country

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