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Heavy downpour paralyses Sylhet City

12The Sylhet  city and its adjacent areas on Saturday  experienced light to moderate rainfall bringing a respite from the persisting heat as well as a bit suffering for the city dwellers.The first downpour of the monsoon started around 12pm and continued till filing of this report at 5.10pm.
Met office sources said it recorded 8 millimetres rainfall from 12pm to 3pm.Local met office also forecast light to moderate rainfall in Sylhet division in the next 24 hours.Abrupt  downpour, however, submerged many parts of the city while low-lying residential areas, commercial establishments and educational institutions were inundated with the intermittent heavy downpour.Movements of mechanized vehicles in most of the city streets were hampered and a good number of vehicles remained stuck up in the knee-deep water as rain water submerged those thoroughfares for hours that mounted the sufferings of city-dwellers manifolds.Fire Service,
Sylhet  Metropolitan and district police control room sources said they had not received any information of rain related incidents in the port city and its outskirts.
Sylhet Osmani International Airport’s traffic control room sources said the shower did not affect its scheduled flight operation.The showers made city traffic system partially dysfunctional that mounted the sufferings of commuters particularly the people who were returning from offices, school students  and their guardians and low-income group people. But the city dwellers relieved from scorching heat for the last few days following the sudden downpour