Power outage hits parts of Sindh as fire erupts at Jamshoro Grid Station

Power outage hits parts of Sindh as fire erupts at Jamshoro Grid Station
Jamshoro: Massive blaze broke out at the 500kv Jamshoro Grid Station of National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC) in the early hours hours of Tuesday, plunging parts of Sindh into darkeness.

According to details, power supply of many cities of Sindh including Hyderabad was disrupted as several feeders of Hyderabad Electric Supply Company (HESCO) were shut down due to blaze at the Jamshoro Grid Station.

As per NTDC officials, fire erupted at around 1:48 am in the night causing power outage in parts of Sindh.

Fire spread panic in the area and fire brigade was called immediately. The blaze was brought under control and power supply has been restored at 66 grid stations of HESCO.

According to sources, Jamshoro, Hyderabad, Manjhand, Sehwan, Kotri, Latifabad, Hussain Abbad, Qasimabad, Tandojam, Tando Allahyar, Matiari and several other cities of Sindh were without electricity.

According to a spokesman of K-Electric, fire at the Jamshoro grid station has also affected Karachi's electricity.

“K-Electric is facing shortage of electricity from the national grid, 650 MW of power is being supplied from the national grid and the power situation in Karachi has improved due to restoration of power from the national grid,” spokesperson added.

According to WAPDA officials, repair work has been started at the site and they are assessing the loss of life and property. An investigation is also underway to determine the cause of blaze.