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India Suffers Major Power Outage
2012-07-31 15:06:19

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The world's largest blackout took place on Tuesday, as 620 million people were left without government supplied electricity in India for several hours. Officials said hundreds of trains were stalled across the country, and traffic lights were out, causing widespread traffic jams in New Delhi when three of its regional grids collapsed. The problem, according to Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, is that states are taking more than...


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