20,000 homes were without electricity for two days due to a fire in the international financial center of Hong Kong in the midst of a humid and hot climate. The collision happened on Tuesday, and the local government is asking for an inquiry.
Around 160,000 customers lost power on Tuesday around 7 p.m., according to electricity provider CLP Power, when one of its cable bridges in the northern district Yuen Long caught fire. It stated that there had been no injuries.
The business stated in a statement that while power to critical infrastructure, including as hospitals and trains, had been restored, it would take another two days to reach the remaining 20,000 consumers.
The administration expressed its regret, saying: “We recognize that the power outage event in this extremely hot weather has profoundly harmed the population.” On Wednesday and Thursday, a high humidity maximum temperature of 31 degrees was predicted for Hong Kong.
In its statement, the government also said that it has ordered CLP Power to ascertain the accident’s cause and submit a report.
Numerous local schools suffered power outages, according to the education bureau, necessitating a Wednesday school closure.