Major power outage hits Tunisia

For the first 10 minutes, throughout lightning raids and thunderous tackles that sent raiders flying out of the lobby, neither teams would give up any ground. But the 11th minute saw the scales fall in the Panther`s favour.

Tunis: For the first 10 minutes, throughout lightning raids and thunderous tackles that sent raiders flying out of the lobby, neither teams would give up any ground. But the 11th minute saw the scales fall in the Panther`s favour.

A major power outage hit the Tunisian capital briefly on Sunday and cut off electricity across the country after a technical breakdown, local media and residents said.

Electricity was cut for almost two hours in the capital, and power was being restored in stages around Tunisia, local residents said.

A general power cut hit Tunisia, said the private Radio Mosaique FM, reporting that the cause was a damaged generator in Gabes, southeast Tunisia.

The Tunisian Company of Electricity and Gas (STEG) is operating on a heavy deficit and has warned of increased power cuts, while its employees are threatening strike action in mid-September in protest at a new law on renewable energies.

A union official put the power outage, which closed down petrol stations and knocked out traffic lights in the streets of the capital, down to a technical fault.

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