WORLD Heavy rain lashes Bangladeshi capital

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Heavy rain lashes Bangladeshi capital

Xinhua

23:49, June 01, 2021

People wade through a waterlogged street at a low lying area in Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, June 1, 2021. Heavy rain lashed Dhaka on Tuesday morning, inundating low-lying areas and disrupting road traffic. (Photo: Xinhua)

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

Rickshaws pass through a waterlogged street at a low lying area in Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, June 1, 2021. Heavy rain lashed Dhaka on Tuesday morning, inundating low-lying areas and disrupting road traffic. (Photo: Xinhua)

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