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Sunday, May 22, 2016, Jaistha 8, 1423 BS, Shaban 14, 1437 Hijri

Rains throw city life out of gear
Staff Correspondent
Published :Sunday, 22 May, 2016,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 34
Rains, caused by cyclone 'Roanu', swamped many parts of the capital on Saturday, living the city life in disarray.
Roads in Kakrail, Mouchak, Malibagh, Mirpur, Kazipara, Shewrapara, Motijheel, Shantinagar, Razarbagh, Arambagh, Merul Badda, Elephant Road, Dhanmondi and Paltan areas were submerged, as the city's clogged drains failed to absorb the rainwater.
Commuters experienced immense sufferings for lack of transports, and many of them had to wade through the water-logged streets.
They complained that rickshaws and CNG-run auto-rickshaw drivers charged them excessive fares, taking advantage of the inclement weather.
The Met Office, meanwhile, recorded 43 mm of rain in the last 24 hours till 9am on Saturday.

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