Cuba: The biggest blackout in almost a decade
September 10, 2012
On Sunday, about seven provinces of Cuba were plunged into darkness, at 20:00 local time, and it was regarded as ‘the largest proportions of since 2003′.
It affected the capital, Havana, Pinar del Río, Artemis, Villa Clara, Mayabeque, Matanzas, Ciego de Avila and Marabeque.
The Cuban government authorities did not explain yet the causes.
The unusual blackout occurred during the transmission of the newsletter on state television, and more than five million people lost power, of which two million live in Havana.
Even after two hours of the outage, the state broadcaster not reported the incident, stating that ‘the electricity will comeback slowly’.
According to the U.S. network NBC: “Only a city recovered the service so far.”