Ba­boon causes power black­out

Irish Daily Mail - - News -

A BA­BOON plunged a Zam­bian tourist town into dark­ness af­ter tam­per­ing with equip­ment at a hy­dro-elec­tric power sta­tion on Sun­day .

Zesco Ltd, which owns the power sta­tion in Liv­ing­stone, said the ba­boon dis­turbed a high-volt­age trans­former, leav­ing about 40,000 cus­tomers without elec­tric­ity for five hours.

‘The ba­boon suf­fered an elec­tric shock and was taken to wildlife of­fi­cers for treat­ment,’ said a Zesco spokesman, who added that the an­i­mal was for­tu­nate to sur­vive.

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