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Freezing rain cuts power in Moscow

01-04-2011 13:35 BJT

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More than 30-thousand people have been left without power, amid freezing weather, in and around Russia's capital Moscow.

Delays in restoring electricity have caused political fury, with the country's Energy Minister and Moscow's regional governor both being criticized by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

Last weekend's freezing rain coated everything in its path with a thick layer of ice.

As trees and power lines snapped, power to around 800 villages in the area was abruptly cut. About 400 settlements were still powerless as of Monday afternoon.

 

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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