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Wind storm leaves 12,600 residents of Far Eastern region without electricity

October 04, 2013, 1:41 UTC+3
Electricity supply is to be restored within Friday
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VLADIVOSTOK, October 4 (Itar-Tass) - Powerful gusts of wind on Thursday left nine settlements of Russia’s Far Eastern Khabarovsk region without electricity, the press service of the regional department of the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations reported.

It said a power transmission line was damaged by wind late on Thursday, and nine settlements of the Nanaysky district, that are home to 12,666 people, were left without electricity. Electricity supply was cut to 2,084 residential buildings, eight schools, seven kindergartens, a regional clinic and ten boiler-houses.

Repair teams work at the site. Electricity supply is to be restored within Friday.

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