"Black" lumberjacks turned out to be the culprits of the blackout in Yekaterinburg

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"Black" lumberjacks turned out to be the culprits of the blackout in Yekaterinburg
"Black" lumberjacks turned out to be the culprits of the blackout in Yekaterinburg
14 September, 16:02IncidentsPhoto: Вести
The massive power outage in Yekaterinburg was due to the actions of “black lumberjacks” who unauthorized deforestation in the power transmission line security zone and damaged the cable.

As reported by Interfax with reference to the statement of the press service of OJSC "Interregional Distribution Network Company of the Urals", as a result of the emergency, the 110 kV cable-overhead power line “Petrishchevskaya-Yasnaya, II circuit” was damaged.

“To identify the perpetrators of the incident, who fled the scene, the power engineers will involve law enforcement agencies”, - is said in the message.

The police have already received a statement from the power engineers and started checking. Now emergency teams are restoring damaged wires. The damage from the emergency has not yet been determined. It is known that a massive power outage in Yekaterinburg occurred on the morning of September 14. By the nature of the accident, experts immediately suspected that the cause could be "external influence".

“Again, we do not exclude external influence. According to our sensors, this happened in the area of the cable line. As a rule, this is due to external influences. But this is a preliminary reason”, - the electricians said.

At about 11:14 (9:14 Moscow time) the light went out in the Central and South-Western districts of the city. 27,600 people and 85 social institutions were left without electricity. Computers, refrigerators and other household appliances were turned off in homes, businesses and institutions. Traffic lights turned off on the streets, traffic jams and a traffic collapse occurred.

It took power engineers about an hour to bring the light back to consumers. After the emergency, Rospotrebnadzor began unscheduled inspections in institutions to find out if the quality of food, medicines and vaccines that were sensitive to temperature jumps, had not suffered from the blackout.

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