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Blackout Hits 4 Nations in Central America, Affects Millions

ИЗВЕСТИЯ/Константин Кокошкин

A failure in Central America's electrical grid left millions of people without power for hours in at least four countries Monday, VOA reports.

Honduras was the country hardest hit, with the entirety of its territory and its more than 9 million inhabitants affected. Traffic snarled as more than 600 stoplights went dark in the capital, Tegucigalpa.

Leonardo Deras of Honduras' state electric company said at a news conference that the problem arose from an overload at a substation on the Caribbean coast.

Salvador Mansell, president of Nicaragua's state power transmission company, Enatrel, said the blackout hit his country's capital, Managua, and its main departments, or provinces.

El Salvador and Guatemala also had partial outages.


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