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Power Outage Plunges Millions Into Dark

Sun., July 30, 1995

A power outage plunged northeastern India into darkness Saturday, shutting down hospitals and stopping trains in their tracks.

The outage, which affected millions of people, began at 8:40 p.m. in 10 states. Hospitals in Calcutta were without power for a few hours until electricity could be diverted from other regions. Some long-distance trains also came to a halt.

Authorities had no immediate explanation for the power failure.

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