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Mongolia restores power in parts of country after massive outage

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Mongolia restores power in parts of country after massive outage

Mongolian power utility said on Thursday it had started to restore electricity to western parts of the country after country was hit by a massive blackout on 24 November. A snow storm from Siberia hit Mongolia last week causing a massive power blackout across western parts of the country. Three people were injured and 1600 livestock were lost in the storm.

Nearly 50 districts across the four western provinces were left without power. According to the Mongolian National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), 13 power lines with a capacity of 330 kW were torn down by the strong winds.

According to the National Agency for Meteorology and Environmental Monitoring, strong winds and heavy snow are expected to hit large parts of the country over the coming days.

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