Indonesia's Java, Bali suffer big power outage


  • World
  • Thursday, 18 Aug 2005

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Power supplies to large areas of Java and Bali islands in Indonesia were disrupted on Thursday, state electricity company PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) said but there was no immediate suggestion of sabotage. 

The blackout prompted the mobilisation of thousands of police in the capital, a city of 10 million people. Travellers were stranded as electric trains lay idle in Jakarta, while many office buildings and hotels switched to back-up generators. 

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