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Snow leaves 2,500 people without electricity in Trans-Baikal Territory

April 24, 2012, 9:52 UTC+3

A total of 2,522 people reside in the villages

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ULAN-UDE, April 24 (Itar-Tass) — About 2,500 northern residents in the Trans-Bailkal Territory were left without electricity on Tuesday after a wet snowfall.

Power supply was cut off to the villages of Chara, Kyust-Kemda and Udokan, a source at the Russian Emergencies Ministry's regional department told Itar-Tass.

The emergency cutoff left without electricity a school and a kindergarten in Chara and a kindergarten in Kyust-Kemda.

There are 12 patients in the Kalarsky district hospital, which is supplied with electricity from a reserve power source. All the boiler rooms in Chara also have reserve power supply.

A total of 2,522 people reside in the villages.

Sixteen people are repairing the damaged lines to resume the power supply.

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