Possibility of sabotage on power transmission line not ruled out by Georgian minister

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Tbilisi, Georgia, July 28

By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:

Georgian Energy Minister Kakha Kaladze didn't rule out the possibility of sabotage on the Imereti power transmission line and added that this fact should be investigated.

The minister thanked the country's power engineers for managing to restore the power supply to the population quuickly.

He went on to add that such a large-scale power outage occurred due to the cutoff of three power transmission lines: Imereti, Kolkheti-2 and Paliastomi 1.

Kaladze also thanked Armenia's energy minister who ensured the supply of electricity to Georgia during the outage.

Almost the entire territory of Georgia lost power on July 27, at 22:30. The accident on the Imereti and Kolkheti-2 power transmission lines caused the outage.

The cause of the accident is being studied.

Hundreds of passengers that got stranded in the Tbilisi subway were taken out. And, due to the disruption in the power supply, trains arrived at their destination three hours late.

Edited by CN

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