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Major cities of Sindh left without power as Jamshoro grid station catches fire


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

30th Jun, 2020. 11:17 am
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At least 10 cities of Sindh, including Karachi, plunged into darkness after a fire erupted at a 500KV grid station in Jamshoro Tuesday morning.

According to the details, a fire at the 500kv Jamshoro grid station of National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC) left several cities of Sindh completely without power.

A power outage was reported at Hyderabad, Jamshoro, Sehwan, Thana Bola Khan, Noriabad, Kotri, Tandojam, Tando Allahyar, Matiari, Thatta, and several parts of Karachi.

The K-Electric, in a statement, said that the grid station provides power supply of 600 Megawatts to the city, of which 200 MW was suspended including Karachi.

The blaze extinguished within two hours. Four fire trucks participated in the operation.

The power supply was restored in Hyderabad, Jamshoro, Thatta, Badin, Kotri and Karachi after seven hours of extensive repair work.

The Power Division took notice of the incident and has asked the National Transmission and Dispatch Company to submit a technical report over the fire.