Power outage news from around the world

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Up to 16 hours of power outages a day spark protests

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.
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Power cuts may damage your equipment - residents decry power cuts, low voltage.

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.
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Power cuts due to two vehicles striking poles.

You never know when power outages happen to you. These outages were due to vehicles striking poles.
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Power outages in New Zealand as weather system moves eastwards

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.
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More than 3000 in Bridgeport, Fairfield without power on weekend.

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.
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Power cut is affecting homes and businesses in Newport.

A flickering of the lights were reported. The main network outage hit the area of Parkhurst.
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City Power staff held hostage after blackout.

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.
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Strong winds bring power cuts to Yorkshire

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.
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Power cut hits hundreds of homes in the UK

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.
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Street fight breaks out in Delft over power cut

"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.