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power supply Disturbed Sylhet city People

94Normal life in the Sylhet city was disrupted severely as the entire city and its outskirts remained without power for around 10 hours since Sunday 8:30pm
Residents of different city areas alleged that they had to face troubles in maintaining the household and commercial activities for lack of power.
‘Power supply was suspended immediately Sunday night at around 8:30pm and since then the supply was not restored despite repeated requests to the Power Development Board authorities,’ Anwara Begum, a housewife of the Kadamtali area in the city, alleged Monday.
She said she could not manage a single bucket-full of water to bathe her two-year-old daughter during the day.  ‘Water supply has also remained suspended for lack of power,’ she added.
A printing shop owner, F Alam, of Surma Market in the city, said they failed to make delivery of posters to the clients, up to 3:00pm on Sunday because of the power crisis.
‘It will be very hard for us to make up the loss as it was the peak time for the printing business the shop owner commented with a gloomy look.
Sources in the power development authorities said the power supply across the city had to be suspended after a thunderstorm swept over the city Wednesday night and caused a major damage to the electricity supply line.
Sylhet PDB division-2 executive engineer Nazrul Islam told that they were trying to resume power supply for a short period in different areas in the city since 3:20pm on Monday.
‘Restoring the full supply will take a bit more time, as some of the transformers have been overloaded,’ he said.
Residents of many areas in the city, however, alleged that the power supply did not resume in their respective areas even after 5:30pm on Saturday.