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Huge power outage hits much of Central America

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
A man is silhouetted in a store during a massive power outage in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on September 16, 2019. (Photo by Reuters)

A power supply line went down in Honduras, hitting it and Nicaragua with a massive blackout Monday, with power cuts reaching El Salvador and Guatemala as well.

"There was an emergency in the Central American Electrical System due to a failure in the 230 kilowatt supply line in Honduras," a statement from electricity operator EOR in El Salvador said.

A worker speaks on her phone at a meat store during a massive power outage in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on September 16, 2019. (Photo by Reuters)

The issue left almost the entirety of Honduras and Nicaragua without power, EOR said.

Both countries had power restored in several hours, EOR reported, adding that there was no impact in Costa Rica or Panama.

(Source: AFP)

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