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Electricity grids fail across half of India

August 1, 2012
By RAVI NESSMAN , THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW DELHI - Electric crematoria were snuffed out with bodies inside, New Delhi's Metro shut down and hundreds of coal miners were trapped underground after three Indian electric grids collapsed in a cascade Tuesday, cutting power to 620 million people in the world's biggest blackout.

 
 
 

 

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