Over 200 State Institutions in Tehran Disconnected From Power Grid, Reports Suggest
© AP Photo / Vahid SalemiIn this Sept. 24, 2017 file photo, surface-to-surface missiles and a portrait of the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei are displayed by the Revolutionary Guard in an exhibition marking the anniversary of outset of the 1980s Iran-Iraq war, at Baharestan Square in Tehran, Iran.
© AP Photo / Vahid Salemi
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A total of 210 state institutions in the Iranian capital of Tehran have been disconnected from the city's power grid because of their non-compliance with electricity consumption regulations, Iran's state-run ISNA news agency reported on 27 July.
All the institutions are serviced by the same electric grid company, ISNA specified.
Earlier this week, dozens of activists demonstrated at a rally in Tehran against the power cuts amid water shortages that began seven days ago in the country's southwest, where at least four people were reportedly killed.
It is Iran's worst drought in 50 years. According to an Iranian water supply and sanitation company, out of 304 cities in the country that are suffering a water crisis, 101 cities are in the "red zone," which means they are experiencing an acute shortage of water.