Parts of Karachi plunged into darkness in the early hours of Friday night, as a high-tension 500KV backup power line tripped near Jamshoro.
The areas affected by the sudden power outage includes New Karachi, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Sadar, Bahadurabad, Federal B Area, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, I. I. Chundrigar Road, Landhi, Korangi, Malir, Shah Faisal Colony, Buffer Zone, Nazimabad, North Karachi, Liaquatabad, Defence and Shadman.
According to K-Electric officials:
“The power breakdown was caused due to tripping in the extra high tension wire of 500KV. A team has been sent to repair the backup power line which is essential for the restoration of electricity.”
— KE (@KElectricPk) January 29, 2016
Here are some twitter reactions regarding the power breakdown.
— حسان (@Puff_Pastryy) January 29, 2016
— Asif Inam (@asyed00) January 29, 2016
— $alman $abir Adv. (@salman_advocate) January 29, 2016
— Syed Arsalan Rais (@ArsalanRais) January 29, 2016
— AsherAlam (@AsherAlamgeo) July 27, 2015
— Aqib Arif (@aqibz1) July 27, 2015
— My Info (@wardafurqan_3) July 13, 2015
— Muhammad Asad Ullah (@asaduk93) July 12, 2015