Electricity supply gradually restored in Azerbaijan after major blackout
The massive outage was caused by an explosion at a hydropower station in the city of Mingacevir following an overload of the electrical system due to a very hot weather and use of air-conditioners.
"Power had been restored in many areas and at essential facilities like hospitals, military bases, the Baku subway, and the airport, by early morning," the APA.az news outlet reported, citing the energy ministry.
Azeri President Ilham Aliyev ordered a government commission to be set up to identify reasons for the outage.
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