09:51 GMT17 January 2021
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    A large-scale power outage early Sunday morning has left millions of people in at least two South American countries - Argentina and Uruguay - without electricity.

    Social media has erupted with all sorts of reactions as reports of a massive electrical failure in Argentina, Uruguay and some parts of Paraguay, Brazil, and Chile keep flooding in.

    While the electricity supplier company Edesur is trying to figure out how to fix the problem, netizens have turned to dark humour in a bid to explain what happened and who's to blame:

    ​TWEET: "Damn, Burns":

    Some Twitterians directly addressed multi-CEO Elon Musk to send help to Latin America:

    A vast number of users see the unprecedented incident, which is believed to have left millions of people without power, as a doomsday harbinger:

    ​TWEET: "The Apocalypse is here, gentlemen":

    There was no shortage of football jokes as well for the blackout comes after Argentina's devastating loss to Colombia in the 2019 Copa America football championship, and Bolivia's crushing defeat to Brazil:

    ​One netizen was also cracking jokes, poking fun at Uruguayan footballer Luis Suarez, who has a history of biting rivals, even at the 2018 World Cup...

    ...and Argentina's football legend Diego Maradona, who has long battled against cocaine additiction:

    Meanwhile, UTE, the National Administration of Power Plants and Transmissions, has stated that there are already some cities with service, and work towards general restoration is still underway.

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