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Electricity cut off to 71,000 people in Chechnya

March 18, 2013, 12:00 UTC+3

The breakdown was caused by a windstorm, rain and wet snow

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GROZNY, March 18 (Itar-Tass) A breakdown left 71,000 people without electricity in the Chechen Republic on Monday, the Russian Emergencies Ministry press service in the republic told Itar-Tass.

Socially important facilities in the region have reserve power supply sources and are working as normal.

Electricity was cut off to the Kurchaloi and Shali districts because of failure of feeders at the local substations. It occurred at 09:30 Moscow time. Specialists immediately began repair work.

According to the preliminary information, the breakdown was caused by a windstorm, rain and wet snow.


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