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People don't like to be without power. Electricity consumers took to the streets in Dadu, Mirpurkhas Pakistan and held demonstrations against power utilities for subjecting them to 12 to 16 hours long power cuts.
In Swabi, Kohat, Pakistan the consumers claimed that they had suffered heavy losses as precious electronic instruments in their houses were damaged due to power fluctuations and low voltage - some lost their refrigerators, air-conditioners, water pumps, even stabilizers.
PowerCo is reporting power cuts in Maketu, Pongakawa, Te puna and the Lower Kaimai area. More than 4000 properties affect by power cuts. A complex low pressure system is moving eastwards across New Zealand causing power interruptions.
Utility reported 3,279 customers were in the dark after a power outage. There were several calls about issues with wires and city fires units reported “very low” hanging wires. The outage damage was from fireworks to UI poles and wires as reported.
Employees of the City of Johannesburg's power utility City Power held hostage by Alexandra community after blackout, South Africa. A spokesperson from City Power said efforts to attend to the burnt substation had been delayed by a lack of replacement parts. The damage made it impossible to even connect a generator.
A yellow weather warning has been issued for Yorkshire because of strong winds. The Met Office is warning there is a risk that buildings will be damaged, longer journey times or cancellations on trains made, road closures and power cuts due to the weather.
Hundreds of homes were left without electricity by a power cut Sunday morning in West Malling, Kings Hill, Snodland, and surrounding areas. Power cut was due to the issue with a high voltage overhead electricity line. Specialist engineers has been working to divert power remotely but they told they can't restore everyone this way.
"Our transformer is damaged because of the illegal connections." Cape Town – Violence erupted in Delft at the weekend over a month-long power cut residents blamed on those living in informal settlements.