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Power Grid Collapse In Bangladesh Leaves 140 Million People In Dark

Power Grid Collapse In Bangladesh Leaves 140 Million People In Dark

Bangladesh’s national power grid collapsed Tuesday afternoon, plunging 140 million people, or nearly everyone in the country, into darkness, AFP reported.

Reuters spoke with officials at the state-run Bangladesh Power Development Board, who said power transmission failed in the eastern part of the country and then tripped power plants nationwide, cutting off power to the capital, Dhaka, and other major metro areas.

Bangladesh Power Development Board official Shameem Hasan said engineers are investigating ‘glitches’ in the power system. He said restoring the system could take several hours once issues are resolved.

“We are trying to restore the system,” Hasan said. 

Bangladesh is one of the world’s largest garment exporters after China. The country is also an emerging outsourcing destination for business operations, such as call centers…

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