Light­ning strikes power lines, causes out­ages on Viti Levu

Fiji Sun - - Fiji Today - Aqela Susu Edited by Ranoba Baoa

Two sep­a­rate light­ning strikes caused power out­ages across Viti Levu on Sun­day and yes­ter­day.

Fiji Elec­tric­ity Author­ity chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer, Has­mukh Pa­tel said power dis­rup­tions were wide­spread.

“This light­ning strike af­fected the main 132,000volts trans­mis­sion lines from Wailoa to Vuda in Lautoka and Cun­ning­ham in Suva,” Mr Pa­tel said of the Sun­day power out­age. At around 3.30pm yes­ter­day an­other light­ning strike caused power out­ages on Viti Levu as well. FEA elec­tri­cians are work­ing around the clock to nor­malise power sup­ply. “The FEA sin­cerely apol­o­gises for any in­con­ve­nience caused to all our val­ued cus­tomers which is be­yond our con­trol,” Mr Pa­tel said.

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