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Tokyo Experiences Power Outage

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Tokyo had a power outage after a crane cut a cable shutting down power in parts of Tokyo on Monday.

The outage lasted around 3 hours and brought chaos to the city.

“It was really terrible,” said Naoko Maruyama, a 29-year-old office worker. “I had never experienced anything like it. I had to wait two hours at home until the trains re-started and it was sweltering because I could not use the air-conditioning.”

Fortunately, much of Japan is on holidays this week, with the Obon summer break.

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One Response to Tokyo Experiences Power Outage

  1. yaschan August 19, 2006 at 1:09 am #

    Wow.. sounds dramatic

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