Baboon cuts power to 50,000 customers in Zambia

Jul 19, 2017, 20:00 IST | mid-day online correspondent

About 50,000 customers lost power for around 6 hours when a baboon wandered into a power station and tampered with equipment

Baboon

About 50,000 customers lost power for around 6 hours when a baboon wandered into a power station and tampered with equipment.

The company said employees investigating the outage found the baboon suffering from injuries related to the shock it received from the machines. It however survived.

The machine supplies power to southern and western provinces of Zambia, according to Henry Kapata, the spokesman for the country’s power utility, Zesco.

The power was then restored and the animal was handed over to local wildlife authorities for treatment, said a report in The Post.

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