Rain respite in heat run

  • A rickshaw-van driver covering himself with a polythene sheet amid rains pedals the three-wheeler in Dhaka’s Paltan on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A rickshaw-van driver covering himself with a polythene sheet amid rains pedals the three-wheeler in Dhaka’s Paltan on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A man covering himself with a polythene sheet amid heavy showers pulls the three-wheeler in Dhaka’s Paltan on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A man covering himself with a polythene sheet amid heavy showers pulls the three-wheeler in Dhaka’s Paltan on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Rains on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 brought some respite to the residents of Dhaka from days of sultry weather. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Rains on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 brought some respite to the residents of Dhaka from days of sultry weather. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A rickshaw-van driver pedals the three-wheeler with goods amid rains in Dhaka’s Paltan on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A rickshaw-van driver pedals the three-wheeler with goods amid rains in Dhaka’s Paltan on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A man cycles through the footpath of the waterlogged Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue in Dhaka’s Karwan Bazar amid rains on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A man cycles through the footpath of the waterlogged Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue in Dhaka’s Karwan Bazar amid rains on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • People walk with umbrellas amid heavy rains in Dhaka University’s TSC area on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    People walk with umbrellas amid heavy rains in Dhaka University’s TSC area on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • People walk with umbrellas amid heavy rains in Dhaka University’s TSC area on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    People walk with umbrellas amid heavy rains in Dhaka University’s TSC area on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A man covering himself with a polythene sheet amid heavy rains cycles his way through Dhaka on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A man covering himself with a polythene sheet amid heavy rains cycles his way through Dhaka on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A rickshawpuller wearing a raincoat pedals the three-wheeler in Dhaka University’s TSC area amid heavy downpour on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A rickshawpuller wearing a raincoat pedals the three-wheeler in Dhaka University’s TSC area amid heavy downpour on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Drivers turn on headlights in Dhaka University’s TSC area on Tuesday afternoon, May 18, 2021 as heavy rains reduced visibility after days of searing heat. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Drivers turn on headlights in Dhaka University’s TSC area on Tuesday afternoon, May 18, 2021 as heavy rains reduced visibility after days of searing heat. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Drivers turn on headlights in Dhaka University’s TSC area on Tuesday afternoon, May 18, 2021 as heavy rains reduced visibility after days of searing heat. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Drivers turn on headlights in Dhaka University’s TSC area on Tuesday afternoon, May 18, 2021 as heavy rains reduced visibility after days of searing heat. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue in Dhaka’s Karwan Bazar went under water after heavy rains on Tuesday afternoon, May 18, 2021 after days of scorching heat. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue in Dhaka’s Karwan Bazar went under water after heavy rains on Tuesday afternoon, May 18, 2021 after days of scorching heat. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue in Dhaka’s Karwan Bazar went under water after heavy rains on Tuesday afternoon, May 18, 2021 after days of scorching heat. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue in Dhaka’s Karwan Bazar went under water after heavy rains on Tuesday afternoon, May 18, 2021 after days of scorching heat. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A man cycles through Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue inundated by rainwater in Dhaka’s Karwan Bazar on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A man cycles through Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue inundated by rainwater in Dhaka’s Karwan Bazar on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove