JAMSHORO: (Web Desk) Fire broke out at the 500kv Jamshoro Grid Station of National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC) in the wee hours of Tuesday, plunging parts of Sindh into darkness,.
At least 66 out of 76 feeders of Hyderabad Electric Supply Company (HESCO) were shut down due to fire at the Jamshoro Grid Station due to which power supply to several cities of Sindh was disrupted.
According to sources, Jamshoro, Manjhand, Sehwan, Bola Khan Police Station, Noriabad, Kotri, Hyderabad, Latifabad, Hussain Abbad, Qasimabad, Tandojam, Tando Allahyar, Matiari and several other cities of Sindh were without electricity.
Panic gripped the area after the blaze. Fire brigade personnel and vehicles from Lakhra Power House, Lakhra Thermal Power House, Noriabad, Hyderabad and Kotri were called to douse the fire which was brought under control in h effort of two hours.
Sources said that repair work has been started at the site. According to HESCO administration, the relief work could take several hours. The administration further said that as soon as the relief work at the grid station is completed, the electricity to the feeders will be restored.