Power Outage – Middle-East – Palestinian Territory

EDIS Number: PW-20120326-34654-PSE
Date / time: 26/03/2012 11:05:09 [UTC]
Event: Power Outage
Area: Middle-East
Country: Palestinian Territory
Location: [Gaza Strip]
Number of Deads: N/A
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: Moderate


The Gaza Strip's sole power station shuddered to a halt Sunday, leaving residents with-out current for long periods and endangering the lives of hospital patients, officials said. Just 48 hours after some 450,000 litres of fuel were delivered to the coastal strip from Israel on Fri-day, the Gaza Power Authority said its tanks had run dry. Consumers were being rationed to eight hours of power supply a day, local residents said. "The generating station in Gaza City was stopped completely this morning after two days of working," the authority said in a statement, calling on "all parties to take immediate measures to solve the fuel crisis completely and permanently."

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