Major power outage hits Macau

A sign at a Macau bank notifying business interruption due the power failure. Photo: Xinhua
Macau was hit by a major power outage on Wednesday. It started around 11am in the morning, affecting parts of the main peninsula, Taipa and Coloane.
Many shops were forced to close.
Banks, and telephone and internet services were also hit and firefighters were called to help dozens of people trapped in lifts.
The problem is believed to have been caused by a fault in an electricity sub-station in the north of the SAR.
 Emergency repairs were quickly initiated and things began to get back to normal by late afternoon.

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