DHAKA (AFP) - Rickshaws and cars ploughed through waist-high water in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka on Tuesday as the city received its biggest rainfall in a single July day for 60 years. In the six hours after 01:00 am (1800 GMT Monday), 290 millimetres (11.42 inches) of rain fell, according to officials. Its the highest single day of rain in July since 1949, said Dhaka meteorologist Ayesha Khatun, adding that more downpours were forecast. Six people were killed after standing on powerlines that were under the water, police told AFP. The flooding brought the city to a standstill, with schools and offices unable to open and many of its 12 million residents stranded in their homes. Meanwhile, at least 10 people were killed in landslides and floods triggered by torrential monsoon rain in Nepal over the last two days, officials said Tuesday. Seven Hindu pilgrims were swept away while trying to cross the swollen Kamala river in southern Nepal and three people were killed in a landslide in the east of the country, a government spokesman told AFP. Hundreds of people die every year from flooding and landslides during monsoon season in the Himalayan nation.