Skip to comments.Power blackouts hit 130 million people in Bangladesh
Posted on 10/04/2022 8:37:53 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Dhaka (AFP) – At least 130 million people in Bangladesh were left without power on Tuesday after a grid failure caused widespread blackouts, the government's power utility company said.
Bangladesh has suffered a major power crisis in recent months as a result of higher global energy prices following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and has imposed regular cuts to conserve electricity.
But it remained unclear what caused Tuesday's unscheduled blackout, which hit more than 80 percent of the country shortly after 2:00 pm (0800 GMT), according to the Power Development Board.
Apart from some locations in Bangladesh's northwest, "the rest of the country is without power", spokesman Shamim Ahsan told AFP.
Tens of thousands of mosques around the Muslim-majority South Asian country have been asked to curtail the use of air conditioners to ease pressure on the electricity grid.
The blackouts sparked widespread public anger and helped mobilise large demonstrations on the streets of Dhaka.
At least three protesters were killed by security forces during the rallies, partly motivated by rising cost-of-living pressures.
Around 100 others were injured during a police crackdown on one demonstration, according to the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party.
Consumer inflation has hit household budgets hard and the government recently pledged to cap the price of several staple foods, including rice, to quell public discontent.
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“Tens of thousands of mosques around the Muslim-majority South Asian country have been asked to curtail the use of air conditioners to ease pressure on the electricity grid.”
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Isn’t that about the entire population?…
Soon, sundown on a cloudy day will mean a blackout very soon.
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Bangladesh has 150+ million people and is just under 60,000 sq miles in size.
That’s 2500 people per square mile. They are high on the list of population density for ‘large’ countries. There’s several others that are denser, but they are small by comparison.
India, which most people think of as crowded, has about 1.27 million square miles and a population of about 1.3 billion. That’s about 1,000 people per sq mile.
When the power goes out, population density matters.
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Bangla Desh, Bangla Desh
Where so many people are dying fast
And it sure looks like a mess
I’ve never seen such distress
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That’s like 260 million Americans losing power.
What’s the name of the hurricane/cyclone?
Me and my brother went to The Concert For Bangladesh movie when it came out. Billy Preston sure could dance!
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No A/C in Bangladesh will lead to tempers flaring, wives being beat, and rape victims yelling “B-a-a-a-a-a-a-a”.
This is not a big power outage in Bangladesh.
130 million people live in only a few square miles.... : )
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