Power supply to all regions of Sylhet was restored on Thursday evening after disruption of more than two days.
Electricity supply partially resumed in some places in Sylhet on Wednesday evening after a 31-hour blackout caused by a fire at Kumargaon Power Plant around 11am on Tuesday.
Power Development Board (PDB) chief of Sylhet Engineer Mokammel Hossain said the power station has been fixed. “Now, all areas of Sylhet are getting electricity,” he said.
Besides, PDB Assistant Director Jewel Rana said power supply was fully restored experimentally at 6:30pm.
“The power station has been repaired temporarily but supply will be disrupted if any repair work is required later,” he said.
The disruption in the power supply had hit about 450,000 consumers of the areas hard, Power Division officials said earlier.
Residents of Jallarpar, Mirzajangal, Dariapara, Lamabazar, Rikabibazar, Dakkhin Surma, suburbs area and different upazilas remained without power till Thursday afternoon.
Power Division officials had said they have been able to restore power supply to some important areas of the city through a rationing system.
Besides, people in many areas struggled for lack of water and there have been announcements from local mosques about the water crisis during every prayer time.
People struggled to keep their cellphones operational while some unscrupulous businessmen have raised the prices of candles taking advantage of the situation.
Although the fire service managed to put the fire at Kumargaon plant, its two transformers and a control panel were damaged, leaving the entire Sylhet district and parts of its adjoining areas without power.
A four-member probe body, headed by the executive engineer of Sylhet Palli Bidyut Development and Distribution division-2, has been formed to look into the matter. The committee has been asked to submit its report within three working days.
Police have arrested three people including father of a 17-month-old baby girl who was found dead three days after she had gone missing in Morelganj upazila of Bagerhat.
The arrestees were identified as Sujon Khan, 30, father of victim Sohana, Ripon Khan, 24, brother of Sujon and Hasib Khan, brother-in-law of Sujon.
They were interrogated on Wednesday by a team of police at Morelganj Police Station and later they were shown arrested in a case filed over her death, said Pankaj Chandra Roy, superintendent of Bagerhat Police.
Dr KM Humayun Kabir, Bagerhat Civil Surgeon, said an autopsy of Sohana was conducted at Bagerhat Sadar Hospital on Wednesday.
As per the autopsy report, an injury mark was found on the head of Sohana and she died due to excessive bleeding , said Dr Humayun.
On Tuesday, police recovered the body of Sohana, who was reportedly stolen from her parents while asleep early Monday, from a pond near their house at Gabtola in Morelganj upazila of the district.
A case was filed with Morelganj Police Station on Monday night.
According to the case statement, Sujon along with his wife Shanta Begum went to bed with their 17-month –old daughter Sohana on Sunday. Around 1:30 am, Shanta suddenly woke up and found their daughter missing.
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Eight agriculture workers were killed and four others injured when a rice-laden human-hauler plunged into a roadside ditch at Sonapur-Barikbazar in Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj district early Thursday.
The deceased were identified as Babu, son of Erfan Ali, Tajemul Haque, son of Sheikh Mohammad, Mithun, son of Tajemul Haque, Karim, son of Kabil Uddin, Mishu, son of Aminul, Abul Kashem, son of Naushad, Ahad Ali, son of Azizul Haque and Ataur Rahman, son of Rehman of Shibganj upazila.
The accident took place around 4:45 am when the human-hauler with 12 agriculture workers overturned and plunged into the ditch near Bhanga Bridge in the area as its driver lost control over the steering, leaving the seven people killed on the spot and five others injured, said Farid Hossain, officer-in-charge of Shibganj Police Station.
On information, police and firefighters rushed to the spot and rescued the injured.
Of the injured, one died on way to Shibganj Upazila Health Complex while the others werw admitted to the hospital.
The accident took place when the human hauler carrying the workers was returning home after harvesting rice from Barind region.
Road accidents in Bangladesh are still a major reason behind many deaths, injuries and huge property damage every year.
At least 7,855 people were killed and 13,330 others injured in 5,516 road crashes across the country last year, according to Jatri Kalyan Samity, a platform working for the welfare of passengers.
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Power resumed in some areas of Sylhet city on Wednesday evening after 31 hours of blackout. 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 were used 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 could put out the flames, but two transformers and a control panel burned down.
Then all of Sylhet district and parts of its adjoining areas experienced a blackout. And the power supply disruption has caused suffering to about 450,000 consumers in the areas.
A couple allegedly murdered a fourth-grader at Sutrapur in Kaliakoir upazila of Gazipur on Tuesday after an altercation with the girl’s father over rent.
The deceased was identified as Limu Akter Lamia, daughter of Shaheb Ali of the area.
Police have arrested Ali’s tenants Sumon Mia and his wife Mili Begum hailing from Bogura.
The couple had an altercation with Ali over payment of Tk 5,000 rent, Monowar Hossain, officer-in-charge of Kaliakoir Police Station, said quoting locals.
On Tuesday night, Sumon and Mili took Lamia to an abandoned house and murdered her and dumped her body in the nearby water body.
The girl’s parents and neighbours searched for her as she did not return home.
During their search, people noticed that Sumon was standing in water and asked them to look for the girl elsewhere.
People became suspicious and searched the place where Sumon was standing and found Lamia’s body.
Police recovered the body and sent it to Shaheed Tajuddin Medical College Hospital and arrested the couple.
During primary interrogation, the couple admitted to murdering the schoolgirl and dumping her body.
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