10 electricity poles fell when a truck lost control and hit an electricity pole on Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Madanpur area of Narayanganj.
Traffic on the road was stopped but no casualties were reported. However, at least 5 vehicles were damaged. The surrounding villages are without electricity.
On Monday (November 20) night in the Madanpur area of the highway after getting information about this incident, members of various law enforcement agencies including the police reached the spot.
According to traffic police sources, after 10 pm, a car hit an electric pole on the side of the highway. At that time, when it fell on the road, 10 other poles connected to its wire also fell on the road. At least 5 vehicles including buses, private cars and covered vans were damaged. But no one was injured.
After this incident, the electricity supply to the surrounding areas was immediately stopped. After the accident, there was a traffic jam on the highway.
Traffic Police Shimrail Camp Incharge (TI) Sharfuddin said the incident took place when a car lost control and hit a pole. 10 poles fell on the road. At that time, some vehicles were damaged but no one was injured. Electricity supply is off in the vicinity. Due to diversion of traffic on Dhaka-Sylhet road, there has been no traffic jam so far.