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Bangladesh flood affecting rivers' flow in Tripura

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 Aug 2017 12:00 AM GMT

FROM A CORRESPONDENT

Agartala, Aug 23 : In an unusual development some rivers in northern Tripura has lost their tural flow and water remained standstill for last several days causing serious concern among the local residents and the administration.

The area had heavy nightlong rain four days ago when all the rivers in the area like Manu, Laxmi Chera and Kalipur Chera witnessed rise in water level which was a tural phenome.

What caused concern is that for last four days these rivers have lost their tural flow and remained standstill. People are apprehending that in case of any further rain it may cause serious flood and the already filled rivers will not be able to hold the presser. It is learnt that the water through these rivers could not flow as water level remain much higher in the downstream in Bangladesh side which witnessed serious flood recently and the water is yet to recede.

Older people said they have never seen such a thing in their life and attribute the misery to over discharge of water by several major Indian rivers like Brahmaputra and Barak to Bangladesh.

They said that three rivers Kushiara, Manu and Shurma have met at Sherpur-Sadipur near Maulavi Bazar in Bangladesh barely 45 KM from North Tripura district head quarter Kailasahar and it is causing the biggest congestions preventing the tural flow of the rivers.

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