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Electricity supply resumes on Cô Tô Island

Update: June, 29/2018 - 17:00
Electricity workers fix the power line on Cô Tô island. — VNA/VNS Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Electricity supply was resumed on Cô Tô island in northern QuảngNinh Province on Friday after the power line was struck by lightning earlier this month.

The power line was damaged by heavy rains and lighting on June 18, causing power loss to Cô Tô and five other communes. The local electricity department had mobilised divers and various means to replace the damaged submarine cables.

However, the local authorities have warned tourists to limit their visit to the island for now due to rough seas and water shortage. Tourists to CôTô island are advised to have a backup plan in case they get stuck on the island.

From June 24 to 26, 5,500 tourists were stranded on the island due to rough seas. The Quảng Ninh Inland Waterways Port Authority had to ban ships from leaving the port.

During the peak season in summer, Cô Tô island receives 7,000-10,000 tourists per day. — VNS

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