Rangpur records highest ever rainfall in 100 years
Published : Sunday, 27 September, 2020 at 3:12 PM Count : 287
The normal life of Rangpur came to a halt following heavy rainfall for last 10 hours.
Most of the parts of district including the city roads and dwelling house were submerged by the rain water, leaving 50,000 people marooned in the metropolitan area.
Rangpur Met Office said the district experienced 433 mm rainfall in last 12 hours from 10pm on Saturday to 10am on Sunday, which is a record in last 100 years.
The inclement weather and rainfall may last for two more days, it added.
Fire fighters were seen working to rescue the marooned people since morning.
Most of the streets in the low-lying areas in Rangpur city went under 3-4 feet water.
Meanwhile, the River Teesta started to rise again, causing flash flood in the low-lying areas.
The river is flowing above danger level at Dalia and Kaunia point in the district.
Water Development Board sources said the main water drainage path Syama Sundari Canal were submerged by the rain water that left created water-logging.