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Massive Blackout In Argentina Uruguay And Other Countries In South America

Massive Blackout In Argentina Uruguay And Other Countries In South America
Massive Blackout In Argentina Uruguay And Other Countries In South America

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A blackout caused by a "massive failure" in the electrical system left nearly 50 million people without electricity in Argentina and Uruguay. The event that occurred in the early hours of Sunday was so extensive that it even affected Paraguay, Brazil and Chile.

Edesur, the company that supplies electricity to these countries reported a failure in the network's internal connection system, ensuring that it would be restored during the day.

The worst part of the blackout was taken by the gaucho nation where by Sunday afternoon only part of the country had electricity, as confirmed by Gustavo Lopetegui, Argentina's energy secretary, on Sunday.

Through its website Edesur affirmed that the aforementioned system is operated by the government and that it had "collapsed" around 7:00 am, local time. The company took several hours to restore power in the capital, Buenos Aires.

In networks, hundreds of users turned to Twitter and other platforms to report what was happening on the streets of their cities:

The cause of the blackout is still under investigation, according to Edesur spokesmen, who have launched an "emergency operation" to deal with the situation and the consequences that the blackout has left.

While the causes of it are discovered, the local government decided to reduce by 25% the transfer of the energy that is emitted from the coastal corridor to Buenos Aires and other localities south of the capital, as confirmed by Juan Luchillo, undersecretary of Electric Power.

According to multiple sources, the government of President Mauricio Macri does not currently rule out any theory about the causes of what happened, including the possibility of a cyber attack.

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