The entire district of Pirojpur has been hit by a power outage after a truck crashed into an electric utility pole for the Pirojpur-Bagerhat circuit line.
The incident occurred in the Daskhali area in Bagerhat's Morrelganj Upazila around 3 am on Thursday, said Mrinal Kanti Boral, an executive engineer at West Zone Power Distribution Company Ltd, Pirojpur.
"A Mathbaria-bound truck laden with rice veered out of control and slammed into the electricity pole, leaving Pirojpur in the dark."
Efforts to repair the broken lines are underway. Power transmission is expected to resume by 2 pm, Mrinal said.