Mon­key busi­ness sparks five-hour power cut

The Daily Telegraph - - World News -

A ba­boon plunged a Zam­bian town into dark­ness af­ter tam­per­ing with equip­ment at a hy­dro­elec­tric power sta­tion.

The 108 megawatt power sta­tion in Liv­ing­stone, a hub for tourists vis­it­ing Vic­to­ria Falls, is close to a na­tional park. Zesco Ltd, which owns the power sta­tion, said the ba­boon dis­turbed a high volt­age trans­former on Sun­day, leav­ing about 40,000 cus­tomers without elec­tric­ity for five hours. The ba­boon suf­fered an elec­tric shock but sur­vived.

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