Karachi plunges into darkness after multiple grid stations trip

KARACHI: The port city of Karachi plunged into darkness a little after midnight on Thursday owing to multiple grid stations of the K-Electric (previously KESC) going offline.

According to sources, the widespread outage has affected Saddar, Clifton, Garden, I.I. Chundrigar Road, Burns Road, Jamshed Town, Jacob Lines, New Town, Nazimabad block 8, 9 and 10, Soldier Bazar, as well as the Governor House and the Chief Minister House.

According to a tweet from the power generation company’s twitter account, 11 out of 62 grid stations tripped causing the power breakdown.