Thailand: Blackouts affect major tourist centers

Posted on May 21, 2013 • Filed under: Thailand, Travel News reports that a massive power failure has affected more than 8 million people in Thailand’s 14 southern provinces, including popular tourist areas such as Koh Samui and Phuket, in one of the country’s biggest blackouts in recent memory. Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand official Thatri Rewcharoen says the blackout was triggered Tuesday evening by the failure of the main high voltage transmission line connecting the south to the central region. He said power was restored in some areas within about an hour, but it was expected to take at least three hours for a full recovery. Read article

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