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Cold grips country

Staff Correspondent - January 1st, 2013

Dense fog coupled with bitter cold has disrupted movement of all modes of transport across the country in the last two days, causing immense sufferings to passengers.
Ferry services remained stalled for hours and launches anchored mid-river, and bus and train trips were delayed.
A cold spell has been sweeping the country since December 24.
The weather is likely to stay the same for two to three more days in Rajshahi, Rangpur, Satkhira, Kushtia, Rangamati, Chittagong, Comilla, Barisal and Faridpur, according to the Met office.
The density of fog may decrease from midnight today to next morning.
Yesterday’s lowest temperature was recorded eight degrees Celsius in Tangail and highest 25 degrees Celsius in Cox’s Bazar. Dhaka’s temperature was 10.5 degrees Celsius.
Ferry services on Mawa-Kawrakandi and Paturia-Daulatdia routes resumed early yesterday after a six-hour break due to dense fog on the Padma. Most trains ran three to four hours behind schedule due to poor visibility caused by thick fog.
The authorities suspended ferry services on Paturia-Daulatdia route for six hours from 2:00am yesterday.
As many as 530 vehicles queued at Paturia and 380 at Daulatdia terminals till 8:00am yesterday.