Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Burma: Insurgents attack power grid

FOCUS Information Agency - An electricity pylon of a power grid in Myanmar's Shan state-south was officially confirmed Wednesday to have been blasted by an insurgent group last weekend, causing interruption of power supply, Xinhua informs.

The authorities charged the unidentified insurgent group with leveling the 230-KVA cable-carrying tower to ground near Marseplovillage in Pekhon township at a location between Lawpyita and Toungoo on Jan. 9 evening, according to Wednesday's official newspaper New Light of Myanmar.

The damaged pylon is under emergency repair to resume power supply as soon as possible, the report said.

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