Blackout strikes third of island as Phuket sees year’s first rain
PHUKET: A blown transformer was responsible for a two-hour blackout in parts of Phuket on Saturday afternoon, said an official at the Phuket Provincial Electrical Authority (PPEA).
Electricity shut off in Chalong, Rawai, Kathu, Patong, Kathu and some areas of Phuket Town at about 3pm.
“After we got calls from the public, we sent a repair crew out. Within two hours, every area had electricity again,” said Worasak Malarat, a PPEA engineer.
“We apologize for the inconvenience.”
— Waritnan Aoming
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