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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

‘Two large bangs!’ leave local houses in darkness

Around midnight last night, there was reportedly what sounded like two loud bangs in the direction of Bendooragh.

This was followed by in the region of 1000 houses plunged into darkness, affected by a mass outage to the electricity supply to a number of postcodes in the area.

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As it transpired, an overhead cable on or near a farm on the Bann Road area, was brought down by machinery which caused the mass power cut.

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Emergency services were called quickly to the scene as well as NIE engineers to rectify the situation. Power was eventually restored in the early hours of the morning again.

No injuries were reported.

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