Heavy rain inundates parts of city
Different neighbourhoods in the capital went under knee- to waist-deep water after heavy rain yesterday.
Yesterday, the last day of the Eid holidays, started off with clear skies. But intermittent rain in the morning followed by an hour-long deluge in the afternoon flooded many streets.
Streets in Sayedabad, Panthapath, Rampura, Mirpur, Badda, Malibagh, Khilgaon and Rajarbagh went under knee-deep water.
The Meteorological Department reported that Dhaka received 91mm of rain in the last 24 hours.
Sofikul Islam, a resident of Sayedabad, said, "The Eid holidays are coming to an end, and offices will reopen tomorrow [Sunday]. Due to the rain, I couldn't take my children out for the last two days. The rain has somewhat dampened the joy of Eid for children this year."
Sultana Khatun of Rampura said there was knee-deep water in front of her house. "It's impossible to leave the house," she said.
Moqbul Hossain, public relations officer and spokesperson for Dhaka North City Corporation, said their quick response team helped drain water from the main roads since Wednesday. The DNCC has deployed five pumps in Kalyanpur, he said.