About 500 Ukraine settlements in power blackout

08:52, 09 July 2007
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Due to bad weather

Heavy rains and powerful winds have caused a power blackout in about 500 settlements in Ukraine in seven regions overnight, according to Itar-Tass. The worst hit were the Rovno, Kiev and Volyn regions, the Ukrainian Emergency Situations Ministry reported on Saturday.

Emergency brigades of power engineers have been attracted to the restoration of power transmission. Response groups of the ministry’s departments in the regions are coordinating the efforts.


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