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Around 600,000 people left without power in Russia due to heat

Sputnik

Published: 14:42, 10 July 2024

Around 600,000 people left without power in Russia due to heat

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Power supply was disrupted in southern Russia due to abnormal heat wave, leaving around 600,000 people without electricity, the Russian Energy Ministry said.

"Abnormally high outdoor temperatures were the cause for mass disruption of power supply in an array of Russia's regions. According to operational data, more than 324,000 people in the Rostov Region are without electricity, 181,000 in the Krasnodar Territory and Adygea Republic, 94,300 in the Astrakhan Region," the ministry said on Telegram.

The emergency repair works are being carried out in emergency mode, the ministry added.

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