Power cuts in Crimea after new blast on Ukraine power line

People walk along a street in central Simferopol on November 22, 2015 after three power lines supplying Crimea were damaged by explosionsAn explosion on Crimea’s main electricity line from Ukraine has left parts of the peninsula annexed by Russia in the dark, authorities said Thursday, weeks after power lines were sabotaged by anti-Russian activists. The only functional high-voltage wires providing electricity to Crimea was damaged after a nearby pylon fell following an explosion of an unknown cause, the Ukrainian police said. The three other power lines supplying the peninsula had been damaged by explosions in November and left Crimeans without electricity for several days.

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