Russia BLACKOUT after ‘major’ accident at power plant – emergency response launched

The power supply system of Buryatia, a district in Russia’s far east, reportedly suffered a major incident which caused almost the entire city of Ulan-Ude without power. 

Other areas of the regions were also left without power too following the incident. 

Power engineers were reportedly now considering switching the power supply to a backup circuit as an emergency measure. 

The engineers said: “According to preliminary information, due to a power outage on the 220 kW line at the Gusinoozerskaya GRES, electricity was cut off in a significant part of the districts of Ulan-Ud. 

“Power engineers are making a decision to switch the power to a backup circuit.”

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