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Blackout hit Columbia

By Jennie Wander

Columbia was hit with a nationwide blackout Thursday after a technical glitch at a substation in Bogota, CNN said.

The blackout left people in elevators, halted stock trading, and caused havoc on roads, BBC said. More than 80 percent of Columbia was affected by the blackout, BBC said.

Power was returned for 20 percent of the country within an hour with hopes for the rest of the country within the next few hours, CNN said.

The cause of the blackout is unknown, but an attack has been ruled out, BBC said.

http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/americas/04/26/colombia.blackout.ap/index.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6597269.stm