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India Suffers Major Blackout

July 31st, 2012 · No Comments

Published on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 by Common Dreams
600 Million without Power as India Suffers Major Blackout
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– Common Dreams staff
Stranded passengers wait for their trains at the New Delhi railway station. (AP)

The second blackout in two days has left more than 600 million people — about half of India’s population of 1.2 billion — without power across the Indian subcontinent.

The outage — one of the world’s biggest-ever blackouts — stopped hundreds of trains in their tracks, darkened traffic lights, shuttered the Delhi Metro and left everyone from the police to water utilities to private businesses and citizens without electricity, according to the New York Times.

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