Countrywide blackout hits Tajikistan for 3 hours

Bishkek (AKIpress) – no_electricity A malfunction at Tajikistan’s biggest power plant left most of the country in complete darkness for several hours late on October 28, according to the Open Stock Holding Company Barki Tojik (National Electric Grid).

Barki Tojik later said the blackout was caused by an outage at the Nurek hydropower plant which provides up to 75 percent of electric power to the nation of 8 million.

In Dushanbe, the streets were completely dark for about four hours as even traffic lights went out. Power supply was then restored gradually, district by district.


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