DHAKA, June 1 (Xinhua) -- Heavy rain lashed the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Tuesday morning, inundating low-lying areas and disrupting road traffic.
Roads, lanes and by-lanes in parts of the city went under ankle to knee-deep water, causing immense hardship to commuters and millions of dwellers.
Commuters were seen wading through a waterlogged road leading to Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka in the morning.
Activities in Dhaka's business and commercial hub Motijheel were severely affected, with many office-goers, traders and workers falling behind their daily schedules.
As always rickshaws emerged as a means of relief in many waterlogged Dhaka areas.
Mohammad Aftab Uddin, a senior meteorologist with the Bangladesh Meteorological Department, told reporters that they had recorded 85 mm rainfall in Dhaka in just three hours till 9:00 a.m. Tuesday.
The department has predicted more rainfall in the next few days. Enditem