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World’s Biggest Blackout 620 Million Left In Dark

World’s Biggest Blackout 620 Million Left In Dark

Source: National Post

Armina Ligaya | Jul 31, 2012 10:30 PM ET | Last Updated: Jul 31, 2012 10:42 PM ET

The world’s largest blackout left at least 620 million people without power in India on Tuesday, causing widespread traffic jams, stranding train passengers, trapping miners, leaving hospitals scrambling in the dark and even snuffing out electric crematoria with bodies inside.

It was the second such outage in two days after power grids collapsed on Monday in a similar, but smaller blackout, ...

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