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Massive energy blackout in Murmansk, Russia after reported blast at power station

Lake Ladoga in Russia

Lake Ladoga in Russia. Image: Falco (PIxabay).

The northern Russian port city of Murmansk, with a population of 300,000, has been partly left without electricity following an emergency at an energy facility. Eyewitnesses captured a bright flash, after which the lights went out.

There have been eyewitnesses’ reports of a “huge blast” at one of the city’s electrical substations, according to SeverPost news agency.

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