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12:00 AM, August 14, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 14, 2017

Trade through Akhaura land port resumes as flood water recedes

Trade activities between Bangladesh and India through the Akhaura land port resumed yesterday morning after remaining closed for a day due to floods.

Incessant rain at Agartala in India caused the flood, which left nearly 6,000 people marooned across Tripura on Friday, the Hindu newspaper reported on Saturday.

At Akhaura, movement of passengers also began in full swing as the water level dropped yesterday.

The Akhaura customs office, the immigration, the land port and the check post of the Border Guard Bangladesh went under waist-deep water on Saturday, said Shafiqul Islam, assistant customs commissioner of the port.

He said several villages and the Bangladesh portion of Dhaka-Agartala international highway were also submerged. 

Agartala was among the worst hit places in Tripura, with unprecedented water-logging in residential areas and roads, according to the report of the Hindu.

All major rivers, including the Howrah along Agartala, are flowing above the danger level, the report said.

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