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Massive power outage affects downtown Shanghai

Residential and commercial areas and metro stations in downtown Shanghai suffered more than one hour of blackout tonight due to a power failure, authorities said.

Some commuters of Metro Line 2 were trapped inside the train while customers of department stores in part of Jing'an, Huangpu and Putuo districts were trapped in elevators due to the power failure.

No one was reported injured and it was unclear how many people were affected in the incident.

The power failure happened about 8:10pm when the Jing'an Temple Station and Nanjing Road W. Station of Line 2 were blacked out as well as New World Department Store on Nanjing Road W, according to the State Grid.

The power was resumed by 9:48pm, the company said and apologized for the blackout.


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