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Blackout in Panama puts 1.5 million people into dark

Monday, March 20, 2017


A power outage in Panama has plunged about 1.5 million people into darkness. Panama's Electrical Transmission Company reports that the blackout was caused by a series of transformer explosions at a generation and distribution station.

The failure knocked out metro service in Panama City. The Panama Canal has its own power-generation capacity, so its operations were not affected.

Source: Associated Press