Airport hit by power outage due to Eskom transformer fire

South Africa: OR Tambo International Airport was plunged into darkness after a transformer at a Kempton Park substation caught fire on Sunday morning.

The Ekurhuleni municipality confirmed that the airport was one of a number of places affected.

Commuters said the power outage caused major inconveniences. The outage lasted about two hours.

On Sunday morning, Eskom confirmed that a transformer had caught alight in Kempton Park in Ekurhuleni.

It said the cause of the fire would be established only once it was safe to investigate.

Airports Company SA spokesperson Samukelo Khambule said that the power outage started at around 11 am and lasted about two hours.

Source: Bussiness