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In Venezuela, there was a "doomsday"

April 30 2008

On the eve of Venezuela's massive power outage has occurred. No light left over from 40 to 50% of the country. Electricity was not even in most of the nation's capital - Caracas.

This was announced president of the National Power Corporation Hipólito Izquierdo. Malfunction in the power occurred at 15:58 local time at the center of the country in the area of high-voltage power lines leading from the Guri hydroelectric power station at which delivered 80% of electricity. That's why no light left more than half of the country. Izquierdo said that the cause of the accident were high temperatures and forest fires, which at the maximum load in an hour "peak", has brought down this vital energy "artery" South American country.

According to recent reports, is now the electricity supply restored in most departments of Venezuela. However, to date does not work underground in Caracas, which complicates the transport situation in the city. However, the situation in which more than 2 hours was disconnected from the electricity remains calm. According to city authorities, in Caracas have been reported serious incidents and violations of public order, send "News".

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