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School-goers wade through water in the capital's flooded Arambagh area yesterday with the risk of falling into hidden manholes without lids or craters that usually pervade the city streets. Rain inundated different parts of Dhaka with ankle-deep to knee-deep water due to a poor drainage system and wholesale filling of floodplains. Photo: Banglar Chokh

Rain inundates Dhaka roads

WT24 Desk

Rain, which is normally considered as a natural blessing, is often turned into a curse for people living in Dhaka. To city dwellers, rain has become a matter of sufferings and anxiety filled with water-clogging, traffic jam and almost swimming in dirty water, Agencies report.

Dhaka dwellers are observing too much rainfall from Wednesday morning (July 12) that inundated most parts of the city leaving commuters at lurch.

This sporadic downpour that began on Tuesday turned the capital into a dirt filled pond where most of the city streets are under knee-deep water. From Jatrabari to Mirpur, thousands of are people stranded due to this intolerable water-clogging.

City dwellers are upset and blaming the two City Corporation authorities and their inaction for the standoff situation. However, no one is interested to take this common matter of sufferings directly to the authorities.

One resident of city’s Khamarbari area Masudul Kabir told Banglanews that nothing can be achieved by complaining to authorities as they have no interest listening to common people and solving the problem for real. The situation got so much worse due to the non-stop digging in city streets that had been going on for the last two years.

Recently, Dhaka has seen outbreak of viral diseases including mosquito-born viral fever “Chikungunya” which is linked to dirty water clogging. Even though City Corporation is claiming to work solving these issues, people of Dhaka continue to suffer.

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