Kewatkhali substation catches fire; M'singh plunges into darkness
Published : Tuesday, 8 September, 2020 at 6:18 PM Count : 341
Power supply of entire Mymensingh division been suspended after the national grid substation in Kewatkhali caught fire on Tuesday afternoon.
The fire broke out at the 132/33 KV grid substation around 1.30 pm.
Panat Shah, deputy director of Mymensingh District Fire Service, confirmed the matter.
bdnews24.com adds: The firefighters from six units tamed the blaze after an hour, said Panat Shah.
Power supply has stopped to Mymensingh, Jamalpur, Sherpur and Netrokona after the fire broke out in the grid substation, said Anwarul Islam, executive engineer of Mymensingh Power Division.
“We’re not sure right now about the time to resume the power supply. The blaze is under control. A probe panel is being formed to determine the amount of loss and also to find out the reason behind it. We can provide the details later,” he said.
“Overheating of marshalling board” could be a reason for the fire, the official said.
Of about one million clients in the four districts of Mymensingh, 650,000 lost electricity supply, said Rafiqul Islam, chief engineer of Power Development Board for Mymensingh region.