Power blackout in Prague

Close to half of Prague was affected by a power blackout late Tuesday following an explosion at a transformer station in the capital’s Kunratice district. Thousands of homes were pitched into darkness for close to two hours as the Prague Energy Company worked to renew power lines. The damage is estimated at 100 million crowns, the transformer station which was completely destroyed cost 50 million. Officials have confirmed that a technical defect was the cause.

Author: Jan Velinger