Explosion throws Port Harcourt into darkness

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Some parts of Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, have been thrown into darkness, following an explosion that shattered a transformer at the transmission station.

The management of the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHEDC) confirmed the incident in a statement by spokesperson Chioma Aninwe.

The statement listed the areas affected as Rumuokwuta, some parts of NTA road, Rumuola road, Ikwerre road from Wimpey junction to Rumuigbo junction and some parts of Ada George.

Others are GRA Phase 1, 2, 3, Oroworukwo community, Olu Obasanjo road, some parts of Rumukalagbor, some parts of Rumuibekwe, Rumuola under the bridge, Rumuola link road and some parts of Stadium road.

PHED, appealing for patience and understanding by customers, said it was working with the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to restore electricity.

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