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Nor-wester disrupts oower supply in Barisal for hours

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Nor-wester disrupted power supply in Barisal for about four hours on Sunday afternoon till night.Tarikul Islam, executive engineer for division-I and Shree Amulya Chandra Sarkar, acting executive engineer for division-1, of West Zone Power Distribution Company in Barisal, said power distribution was stopped in all of 14 feeders of Barisal WZPDCO after nor-wester started hitting Barisal district from 4:00 PM.The power supply was stopped as branches of trees breaking on lines damaged or endangered distribution and safety of the people and
properties, the WZPDCO officials explained.After crossing of nor-wester in Barisal district at 5:00 PM, staffs of
WZPDCO started checking of power distribution lines and completing checking and repairing damages started resuming power supply from 7:30 PM Sunday night, they informed.Disruption of power supply hampered water supply in the city stopping operation of pumps , said Aktaruzzaman Hiru, councilor and in charge of water supply in Barisal City Corporation area.Barisal weather office sources said 15 millimeter rain fall and wind with 10-22 nautical miles per hour speed recorded during hitting of nor-wester over Barisal city from 4:30-5:00 PM Sunday.Shohidul Alam, deputy commissioner Barisal, said no causality due to hit of nor-wester was reported till this report and upazila nirbahi officers asked to send damage reports immediately.Our Correspondent

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