Fire at Mymensingh power grid leaves entire division without electricity

A fire at Mymensingh city’s Kewatkhali Power Grid has snapped power supply in the entire Mymensingh division since this noon.

The division includes Mymensingh, Jamalpur, Sherpur and Netrakona districts.

The fire broke out around 1:00pm from a transformer of the grid that later spread out, said Md Abul Hossain, deputy director of Fire Service and Civil Defence in Mymensingh. The incident might have occurred due to electric short circuit, said the official, reports our Mymensingh correspondent.

On information, fire fighters from the city rushed to the spot immediately and brought the fire under control after two and half hours of frantic efforts, said the official. Losses due to the fire could not be assessed immediately, he added. No casualties were reported.

Contacted, executive engineer of Power Development Board, Md Rafiqul Islam, said due to the fire incident, power supply has been snapped in the division. The engineer could not say when the power supply would be restored.


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