Third major power breakdown in succession in Karachi

Pakistan’s largest city experienced its third major power outage in a month on Friday.Karachi

Around 90 per cent of the city’s 23 million population were left without power.

The private utility company running the electricity supply said high levels of humidity tripped a transmission line to cause the blackout on Friday morning.

“The tripping should not be attributed to any lack in the infrastructure, rather it was caused by high levels of humidity,” K-Electric said in a statement on Twitter, adding that power had returned to most of the city by early afternoon.

The country suffers hugely from power outages, with capital city, Islamabad, and Punjab also hit by power blackouts this month.

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