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Bangladesh hit by electricity blackout as national power grid link from India fails

India TV News Desk 01 Nov 2014, 14:43:09 PM IST
India TV News Desk

Dhaka:  The state power company of Bangladesh says that the country has been hit with an electricity blackout after a transmission line bringing power from neighbouring India got failed.

The Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Ltd. managing director Masum-Al-Beruni told to a newspaper that the blackout hit around noon Saturday and covered all parts of the country connected to the national grid.

Bangladesh began importing electricity from India last October 2013 through a 400-kilovolt transmission line that runs from Baharampur in the Indian state of West Bengal to the southwestern Bangladesh town of Bheramara.