Fire leaves 1.5m with­out power

China Daily (USA) - - WORLD -

Afire at a power sta­tion in Puerto Rico has left­mu­chof the is­land in dark­ness and some 1.5 mil­lion peo­ple with­out elec­tric­ity. Of­fi­cials at the US ter­ri­tory’s gov­ern­men­trun en­ergy com­pany said the black­out, which hit midafter­noon onWed­nes­day, could last 24 hours or longer. The power cut has forced busi­nesses across theUS ter­ri­tory, hometo some 3.7 mil­lion peo­ple, to tem­po­rar­ily shut­ter.

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