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Substation fire causes blackout in city and 200 villages

India, Bareilly: Dohna substation overloaded and caught fire affecting 11 substations connecting to the parent line and triggering a complete shutdown in the city.

A 5 MVA transformer tripped, followed by a 40 MVA transformer overloading in Dohna parent substation, reports The Times of India.

The situation went out of control after a 5 MVA transformer which supplies power to the industrial area caught fire due to overloading. As the transformer’s oil leaked, the fire spread to nearby areas. A  40MVA transformer also caused damage to circuit cables leading to major technical problem. The power supply was also affected in 200 villages of the district.

Source: The Times of India

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