Electricity power grid.
Electricity power grid. Photo: UNB

Power resumed in some areas of Sylhet city on Wednesday evening after 31 hours of outage. However, most areas of Sylhet district remain out of electricity.

Khandker Mokammel Hossain, chief engineer of the Power Development Board in Sylhet, said 400 workers worked to restore the electricity supply, and it will resume gradually in all parts of the city.

A fire broke out in Sylhet’s Kumargaon Power Plant around 11:00am on Tuesday. Sylhet Fire Service and Civil Defence put out the flames, but two transformers and a control panel burned down.

Sylhet city and parts of its adjoining areas experienced a blackout. And the

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power supply disruption has caused suffering to about 450,000 consumers in the areas.

Daily life has come to a grinding halt due to the power outage. Also, the water supply has remained suspended in many areas, putting city residents and patients at hospitals at stake.