Rain hits Ekushey book fair hard; huge books damaged

Sun Online Desk

17th February, 2019 05:47:09 printer

Rain hits Ekushey book fair hard; huge books damaged

Photo: Reaz Ahmed Sumon

An early morning shower on Sunday caught the book publishers at the Amar Ekushey book fair off-guarded as it damaged huge books at the fair venue.


Quoting Jalal Ahmed, member secretary of the book fair management committee, UNB said that some stalls were also damaged due to the rain that swept the city coupled with hailstorm and temporary gusty wind.


He said the book stall owners can claim compensation from insurance companies as insurance policy was made compulsory for the stall owners this year.


The fair will continue as usual despite the damages of some stalls. The authority took prompt steps to remove the stagnant water from the fair ground.


The capital experienced around 20mm of rainfall coupled with hailstorm, thunderstorm and temporary gusty wind, under the influence of seasonal low that lies over the South Bay.


A number of areas of the capital were inundated due to the rain causing huge sufferings to the city dwellers, including school, college and officers goers, in the morning.