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Severe dust storm damages power distribution network.

MUZAFFARGARH, 04 May, 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- Severe dust storm damaged the electricity distribution infrastructure across the district, said an officer of Multan Electric Power Company (Mepco) here on Monday. Deputy manager operations, Khawaja Aurangzeb told newsmen that the heavy dust storm that lashed the region on Sunday night damaged at least two towers and 30 poles across the district. He said that temporarily power supply to some areas was restored from substitute lines, while in the remaining localities electric supply will be revived within the next 24 hours. The official said the power supply to following grids in Khangarh, Dumber Wala, Jatoi, Alipur and Khairpur Sadat grid was yet to be restored and MEPCO engineers and technicians were busy working day and night to restore the power supply.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:May 4, 2009
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