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12:00 AM, June 23, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, June 23, 2010

Power office besieged in Gaibandha

A few hundred people of Purbopara under Gaibandha besieged local power office Monday night demanding smooth electricity supply.
Locals said a transformer at Purbopara exploded three days ago plunging the area into darkness. The people are also deprived of watching world cup soccer ties on television.
Agitated people brought out a procession yesterday which paraded roads and later besieged the local PDB office demanding immediate restoration of power supply replacing the damaged transformer.
The executive engineer of PDB told the protesters that they have sent the damaged transformer to Bogra workshop for repair. “We will restore power supply as soon as it returns” he added.
Our Staff Correspondent in Khulna reports: Additional forces have been deployed at power station, electricity supply office and all power sub-stations in the city yesterday after an intelligence agency alerted about possible sabotage in case of load shedding of electricity during the Argentina and Greece world cup tie.
Similar measures have also been taken in all upazilas of the district, said Chief Engineer Harendra Nath Mondal of Khulna Power Station.
Forces will remain on high alert at all these places to control any unwanted situation in case of power failure during the match, said KMP Commissioner Helaluddin Badri.

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