|A resident whose cooker burst because of power fluctuations in Đắk Lắk Province’s Krông Năng District on Sunday. – Photo dantri.com.vn |Viet Nam News
ĐẮK LẮK – Hundreds of residents in Central Highlands Đắk Lắk Province’s Krông Năng District have complained that sudden, repeated electricity fluctuations have short-circuited and damaged their electrical appliances.
Nguyễn Văn Đăng, a resident of Tam Giang Commune, said that because of heavy rains, most of his family members were at home watching TV when suddenly there was voltage fluctuation. The TV exploded before they could turn it off, he said, adding that some of his neighbours’ electrical appliances were also damaged.
Nguyễn Văn Cư, another resident, said the incident took place around 10am on Sunday and that his bulbs blinked three times and shattered.
Cư said the electricity company should compensate affected residents so they can buy new equipment.
Nguyễn Thanh Sang, director of the Electricity of Việt Nam in Krông Năng District, said power supply to some of the communes, such as Tam Giang, was not stable on Sunday. The heavy downpour affected the T74N sub-station’s neutral line, causing fluctuations.
The company has made an estimate of the residents’ losses and will help those affected buy new equipment, Sang said, requesting those whose bulbs had got damaged to replace it themselves. – VNS