Hong Kong fireplace leaves 20,000 households with out energy for two days, Latest World News
HONG KONG (REUTERS) – A hearth in world monetary hub Hong Kong has left 20,000 households with out electrical energy for 2 days amid sizzling and humid climate.
The metropolis’s authorities is requesting an investigation into the accident, which occured on Tuesday (June 21).
Large-scale energy cuts are uncommon in Hong Kong.
Electricity provider CLP Power stated considered one of its cable bridges within the northern district Yuen Long had caught fireplace on Tuesday at 7pm, slicing energy to round 160,000 prospects.
There had been no accidents, it stated.
Power to important companies, together with hospitals and railways, had been restored however two extra days can be wanted to revive provide to a remaining 20,000 prospects, the corporate stated in a press release.
The authorities stated: “We understand that the power outage incident in this very hot weather has greatly affected the public, and we are deeply sorry for this.”
Hong Kong’s forecast most temperature for Wednesday and Thursday was 31 deg C, with excessive humidity.
The authorities added in its assertion that it had requested CLP Power to find out the reason for the accident and submit a report.
The schooling bureau stated dozens of faculties within the space had misplaced energy and would want to droop courses on Wednesday.