Frequent power outages in the Egyptian capital Cairo and several other provinces have added to the woes of the country’s fledging government.
The angry people have warned the newly-established government of President Mohamed Morsi that they will take their regions’ top electricity organization officials hostage if no measure is adopted to halt the power crisis.
The recurring power cuts that have hit the country over the past weeks threaten the lives of many patients in hospitals which experience three hours of blackout every day.
In some residential areas, people go without electricity for more than 17 hours.
People in affected areas have handed a letter of protest to President Morsi and the new Prime Minister, Hisham Qandil.