In pictures: Rain causes chaos in city life | The Daily Star
05:55 PM, June 12, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 09:57 PM, June 12, 2017

In pictures: Rain causes chaos in city life

Incessant rain continues for a second day in the capital as well as in Chittagong amid the ongoing depression that formed in the Bay of Bengal. As a result, many parts of the capital as well as the port city have gone under ankle to knee deep water, causing acute sufferings to the city people. 

The continuous downpour in the city did not come as a blessing on a weekday. Pedestrians were seen stranded with their colorful umbrellas held over them, waiting for a ride to their destination. Photo: STAR/Rashed Shumon
Roads in Dhaka go under knee deep water on occasion of medium to heavy downpour, due to lack of maintenance as well as poor infrastructure of the drainage system. Thus leaving the city people to suffer while commuting to their destination. This photo was taken in Karwan Bazar area in the capital this afternoon. Photo: STAR/Anisur Rahman
The continuous downpour could not halt the city life as people were seen walking on the knee deep water helplessly. However, many of them were seen in fear of potholes and open manholes. Photo: STAR/Anisur Rahman
Commuters, who depend on their own vehicle, were not in any ease due to the massive traffic congestion as well as waterlogging in the streets of Dhaka. Many office goers had to struggle amid chaotic traffic and continuous downpour today. Photo: STAR/ Anisur Rahman

Lack of public transports multiplied the sufferings of commuters in the city today. Many complained that rickshaw pullers were asking for higher fare, and buses were all jam packed today. Dhaka had witnessed 30mm of rain since 6:00am this morning and it is likely to linger till tomorrow, the weatherman had said. 

Continuous downpour did not spare the Karwan Bazar kitchen market in the city, the biggest marketplace for traders and buyers. Unlike every other day, not many people were seen in the marketplace today due to the bad weather. Photo: STAR/Anisur Rahman
The entire country including capital Dhaka is likely to experience sporadic rains till the evening on June 13, 2017. Photo: STAR/ Firoz Ahmed
The incessant downpour has played its part in the streets of Chittagong. Photo: STAR/ Prabir Das
Commuters were not at ease due to waterlogging in the streets of Dhaka amid the continuous downpour. The photo was taken in Dhaka's Gulistan area on Monday, June 12, 2017. Photo: STAR/ Firoz Ahmed
Despite continuous downpour, the life in the capital did not come to a halt. The photo was taken at Dhaka's Gulistan area on Monday, June 12, 2017. Photo: STAR/ Firoz Ahmed

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