A mere 122 mm of rainfall brought life in the capital to a standstill last night and led to casualties, while other parts of the country also grappled with waterlogging as rain swept across several districts, starting at 6 pm.
Four people, including three from the same family, lost their lives due to electrocution in Dhaka's Mirpur. The incident occurred on the opposite side of Jhilpar Slum, adjacent to Commerce College in Mirpur.
The incessant downpour led to severe waterlogging in various areas of Dhaka city, leaving commuters stranded and facing significant difficulties. Streets were inundated, and major roads experienced traffic congestion.
Numerous areas in the capital, including Mirpur 10, Mirpur 11, Shyamoli, Mohammadpur, Dhanmondi, Purana Paltan, Gulistan, Old Dhaka, Bangshal Road, Bijoy Sarani, Eskaton, Farmgate, and Tejgaon, were submerged in floodwaters.
Meteorological officials attributed the persistent rainfall and thunderstorms in Dhaka city to a low-pressure area over the Northwest Bay and adjoining regions, now situated over Jharkhand, India.