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Heavy rains lash B'desh
Heavy rains lash B'desh

Dhaka, Dec 8 (TIWN) Normal life came to a standstill after parts of Bangladesh received heavy rains under the impact of cyclonic storm Jawad.

The Faridpur district, some 101 km away from Dhaka, recorded the heaviest rainfall, 76 mm, while Jashore, 164 southwest of Dhaka, recorded 68 mm.

Under the influence of the depression over the Bay of Bengal, downpours occurred in Dhaka almost throughout Monday.

The main city areas appeared less crowded as people preferred to stay indoors.

Roads, lanes and bylanes in parts of the city went under ankle to knee-deep water, causing immense hardship to the commuters and its millions of dwellers.

As always rickshaws emerged as a means of relief in many water-logged Dhaka areas that are usually buzzing with activity.

Meteorologist Abul Kalam Mallik said the deep depression, currently in the northern and mid-western region of the Bay of Bengal, has already weakened into a well-marked low-pressure.

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