Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   21 April

Azerbaijan suffers electricity blackout after explosion at HPP

YEREVAN, JULY 3, ARMENPRESS. Azerbaijan’s capital Baku, as well as several other regions of the country suffered an electricity blackout after an explosion occurred at the Mingachevir Hydro Power Plant (HPP), the Azerbaijani media report.

Later the Azerbaijani energy ministry released a statement, noting that the demand for electricity has risen dramatically due to high temperatures causing disclosures in the operation of the electrical equipment.

Hours later the electricity supply of some towns, as well as some parts of Baku has been restored.

Edited and translated by Aneta Harutyunyan

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