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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 8 of the biggest blackouts in history Europe (West) How was it traded? Emma FascioloMr. RogersGlobal Themes A Approximately 97 million people were left without power on 11 March 1999 when lighting struck a power substation in Brazil's Sao Paulo state. In 1979, a local substation circuit breaker trippedat the Electricity Supply Commission.Due to a miscalculation, another 76 circuits tripped.After less than an hour, the only power station still up was Wilge.Staff worked for nearly2 days to get the grid back up. 80% of Pakistan was plunged into darkness on 25 January,2015.A power transmission line broke down inthe early hours of the morning in an incident blamed on a rebel attack. On 13 July 1977,a lightning bolt knocked out electricity in New York City.This affected about 8 million people.Power isnt fully restored until 25 hours later after widespread looting. Between August 21-30 2011,the force of Hurricane Irenes 780km winds tore down power lines and power stations across the Eastern USA and the Caribbean.It left millions without power.Irene is ranked the 7th costliest hurricane in US history. On 28 September 2003, a short in a power line in Switzerland lead to blackouts affecting 95% of Italy. Around 55 million people were without power for as long as 18 hours. In July 2012, 20 of India's 28 states were hit by power cuts when 3 of the country's 5 electricity grids failed. The blackout affected over 300 million people. On 24 January 2008, winter storms caused a nearly 2-week blackout, affecting 4.6 million people around the central Chinese city of Chenzhou.11 electricians died while working to restore power.The storm's death toll exceeded 60. Brazil South Africa India Pakistan China Italy New York Eastern US & Caribbean
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