Heavy rain since Thursday evening has left two halls of Dhaka University waterlogged and students of those halls are still suffering from serious problems as the electricity supply has been cut off.
The two halls are Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib hall and Bangladesh Kuwait Maitree hall. Both of the halls are situated near Azimpur Graveyard at Newmarket area.
Talking to the students of these two halls, it has been learnt that the halls have been waterlogged since the early hours of Friday.
Some rooms on the ground floor of Kuwait Maitree hall were waterlogged and the students of ground floors were shifted to upper stories. When a fridge at a shop of Kuwait Maitree hall exploded, the electricity supply was cut off. As a result, students are suffering from shortage of drinking water.
Labonno Tasfy, a resident student at Bangladesh Kuwait Maitree hall, said, "I never imagined being in such a situation. There is no electricity for the last 12 hours, no drinking water, no water in washrooms."
"If it rains again today, I do not know what will be the situation. The water level remains the same since the rain stopped," she added.
On Friday around noon Dhaka University authorities hired water vehicles from WASA to provide clean water while food was cooked in the canteens.
As a consequence of yesterday's heavy rain, vast areas of Dhaka University were waterlogged including the roads at Hall Para, VC chottor to Nilkhet, Jahurul Haque Hall premises, Salimullah Hall premises and frontier roads, some parts of Shamsunnahar hall.
Kuwait Maitree hall Provost Prof Nazmun Nahar said, "We and our students are suffering a lot. As we do not have the main electricity line, we cannot pump drinking water. On the other hand drinking water that we have may run out soon. However we talked to WASA and they will provide us water."
"We have managed a secondary electricity line which is very limited. If it runs out and it rains again today, the situation will worsen and I think we will not be able to start our main electricity line until logged water is removed," she added.
DU proctor Prof Maksudur Rahman said, "We are trying to normalise the situation. Three teams of the city corporation are working to hatch water from the area. Temporarily, we are managing water from WASA."