Argentina, Uruguay plunge into darkness after 'interconnection system' trips; efforts on to restore power
A massive outage blacked out Argentina and Uruguay on Sunday, leaving both South American countries without electricity, power companies said. Uruguay's system went down at 7:06 am (10:06 GMT), according to the Uruguayan power company UTE. Edenor, Argentina's largest electricity distributor, attributed the outage to a 'general failure in the interconnection system'.
Algeria had turned off its internet nationwide during high school exams in a bid to tackle cheating. Blackouts are expected continue throughout the exam season, till 25 June.
Kenya's power generation company says a monkey caused a three-hour nationwide blackout.
The breakdown was caused by a technical fault in one of the high voltage transmission lines supplying electricity to Karachi from the national grid, an electricity company's spokesperson said.
The interconnection line used for transmission of 450 megawatts at Bheramara in Kushtia district, tripped at 11:30 am, a source at Power Development Board (PDB) said.
Parts of South and Central Mumbai, including business districts, faced outage from 9.45 am due to the tripping of unit 5 of the 500 MW Tata Power plant at Trombay
“Unless something dramatic happens over the next two days, I cannot assure you that the matches will be telecast in India.”
Areas in east and central Delhi face a blackout risk from tomorrow as state-run NTPC today rejected Delhi Government's plea not to stop electricity supply to BSES Yamuna Power Ltd for defaulting on payments, intensifying the standoff
Much of Syria, including the capital Damascus, was hit by a power cut late on Wednesday after rebels attacked a gas pipeline, state media said.
Authorities said they had restored power in several areas of the largest cities, including Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad, though many regions in all four provinces continued to be without electricity.
The authorities blamed technical problems for the breakdown early on Monday, insisting it was not caused by sabotage.
The lights in Delhi and seven states went out about 2 a.m and had not been restored by the morning rush-hour, leaving the capital's workers sweltering overnight, then stranded at metro stations in the morning as trains were cancelled.
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