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Spain: Island of Tenerife hit by huge blackout

Spain: Island of Tenerife hit by huge blackout

A Spanish official says an electrical blackout has left the entire island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands without power.
An Interior Ministry official in the resort islands off the coast of northwest Africa said the blackout apparently stemmed from a lighting bolt hitting a power plant, but added this has not yet been confirmed.
The official said hospitals and some other facilities on Tenerife were using emergency generators. The official said crews were working to restore power but it could take hours.
The national airport authority AENA said the airports on Tenerife were still operating using their own emergency generators.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity in line with department rules.


Updated : 2021-10-17 02:27 GMT+08:00