Explosion at Power Plant Causes Major Blackout in Afghan Capital
© HOSHANG HASHIMIA general view of residential areas as seen from the window of a passenger aircraft flying over Kabul on September 22, 2021.
© HOSHANG HASHIMI
KABUL (Sputnik) - The Afghan capital of Kabul and several provinces were left without electricity due to an explosion at a power plant northwest of the city, the State Energy Corporation of Afghanistan (DABS) said on Thursday.
According to the statement, the blast cut off a power line and caused a blackout in Kabul and neighbouring provinces.
In February, DABS reported the 220 kV Kabul-Ghazni power line in the area of Dasht-e-Top was cut off due to fighting, as a result of which four electricity poles were destroyed, and the city of Ghazni and surrounding areas were left without electricity.