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Electricity pole breaks, causes blackout for several hours

Update: April, 12/2018 - 15:33
An electricity pole fell on a motorbike repair shop in District 9 in HCM City on Wednesday, causing a blackout that affected some 100 households. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — Some 100 households in HCM City’s District 9 spent Wednesday night in the dark after an electricity pole snapped and fell at 6pm near Tăng Nhơn Phú B market.

The pole fell on a motorbike repair shop and blocked an adjacent street. Fortunately, no casualty was reported.

The incident caused a blackout that lasted for several hours in the two communes of Tăng Nhơn Phú A and Tăng Nhơn Phú B, Dân Trí online newspaper reported.

Workers from the Thủ Thiêm Power Company reportedly tried to reinstall the pole. The electricity was back in all households by Thursday morning.

According to eyewitness, the pole tilted and fell by itself, without any external factors at play.

Further investigation is underway. — VNS



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