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All 14 provinces of Southern Thailand hit by historic blackout

Bangkok power line cables

Bangkok power line cables. Photo: Goelze (Pixabay).

BANGKOK, May 22 – All 14 provinces in Thailand’s southern region were hit by a historic power outage Tuesday night after a transmission cable failure in Prachuap Khiri Khan cut off the electricity supply from the Central Region.

Electriciy Generating Authority of Thailand EGAT Deputy Governor-Transmission System Thana Putarungsi said that the power blackout was caused by a faulty high-voltage cable from Ratchaburi’s Chom Bueng district to Bang Saphan district in Prachuap Khiri Khan, the main and only power transmission line from the Central region to the South.