Severe dust-storm causes blackout in parts of Karachi, Pakistan

Dust Storm Alert

A severe dust-storm paralyzed the Karachi Airport temporarily on Wednesday and also caused 50 feeders of KElectric (KE) to trip, causing a blackout in parts of the metropolis.
 
According to KElectric spokesman Usama Qureshi the dust-storm caused 50 out of 1400 feeders to trip. The spokesman added that strong winds caused billboards and trees to crash with power lines causing further outages.
 
Qureshi added, that KE teams were working on ground to restore power to consumers. He appealed to citizens to be wary of broken electricity wires and requested that any breakages be reported promptly to the distribution company’s hotline 118.
Courtesy of thenews.com.pk

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