NEW YORK — Custom candle house owner Bongan Banglada has lost $100 million due to a power outage in his village of Banglabad, Bangladesh, according to the owner’s attorney.
Bongan, whose name is misspelled in the report, said he lost about $2 million during the blackout last month.
He has sued the owners of three of the houses he owns in Banglatun, the most populous village in Bangla, Bangladesh.
The house in question was built in 1996.
It has a courtyard and a kitchen, according the report.
The owner, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that the house was built to accommodate a family of 10.
But the owner and other residents say that is not the case.
“There is no need for this house,” said Bangla village head Muntadham Maimour, who added that he and other villagers have been living in this house for over 30 years.
Bangladesh is an island nation that has no electricity.
The village was devastated by the storm in November, according a report by the BBC World Service.
The Associated Press, citing a local official, reported that the village is home to an estimated 1,200 people, with the majority living in one house.
Last year, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Mohammad Shahidul Hasan declared a state of emergency in the country, which would allow for the closure of public schools and other government functions, among other things.