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Explosion rocks Ebonyi, cripples businesses

The facility destroyed by the explosion.

‘The blackout was caused by an explosion which occurred at its Mile 50 Injection Sub-station in Abakaliki’

By Nweze Anaga,

Abakaliki

Blackout has hit Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State

capital, following explosion, which rocked the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) facility in the area at the weekend.

 Some of the areas affected by the blackout, which began on Saturday April 1, 2023, include Old Government House, New Layout, Kpririkpiri, Mile 50 Layout, Azugwu, Mbukobe, Ezza Road – all in Abakaliki, the state capital.

The Enugu  Electricity Distribution Company has however confirmed the incident via its verified Twitter handle.

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It explained that the blackout was caused by an explosion which occurred at its Mile 50 Injection Sub-station in Abakaliki.

EEDC’s Head, Corporate Communications, Emeka Ezeh, said that the blast led to disruption of  supply to its 11KV feeders in Udemezue, Azuiyiokwu 1, Township and Industrial area.

He further disclosed that efforts were on top gear to resolve the issues.

Besides, residents of Abakaliki and schools, churches, business owners, are already  lamenting the power outage, urging the Enugu  Electricity Distribution Company to urgently restore power supply in the capital city since the explosion crippled their business transactions.

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