Many areas in Karachi face hours-long electricity breakdown

Published: August 12, 2018
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A file photo of Karachi experiencing power breakdown. PHOTO: REUTERS

A file photo of Karachi experiencing power breakdown. PHOTO: REUTERS

KARACHI: The port city plunged into darkness late Saturday night following a power breakdown due to tripping of Extra High Tension lines (EHT).

The power breakdown continued through Sunday afternoon.

While the Karachi Electric (KE) claimed to have restored power supply in majority areas of Karachi, the residents disputed the statement with users taking to Twitter to express frustration.

The power breakdown came when the metropolis witnessed monsoon spell. The affected areas included Clifton, Defense, Korangi, Bahadurabad, Saddar, Lyari and some pockets in Bin Qasim, Landhi and Garden.

According to KE, power supply was suspended in due a technical fault. “Team are fully mobilised and restoration process,” the electricity authority wrote on its official twitter account.

KE issued the statement after enraged Karachiites sought explanation for delayed power out.

Reportedly, some areas have been power-less for more than seven hours.

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