Husband killer dictator Antonia is driving India to stone age surpassing the British colonialists

http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/07/31/the_world_s_other_biggest_blackouts_ever

India’s dark days continue. When two of the country’s five power grids collapsed today, the number of powerless Indians neared 700 million. With stranded trains, unresponsive ATMs, and dark traffic lights, it’s been an unprecedented disaster only somewhat mitigated by the fact that the majority of Indians aren’t connected to the power grid in the first place.

India’s outage is now the largest blackout in history, surpassing yesterday’s blackout for the record. But here are a few others from recent history that came close:

Indonesia — August 20, 2005

Number affected: 120 million people in Java and Bali.

When three power stations went down, three provinces including the capital city were plunged into darkness. Fires erupted across the capital when resourceful residents tried to substitute their light bulbs for candles.

Brazil — March 12, 1999

Number affected: 97 million across Brazil and Paraguay

The blackout was caused by lightning hitting an electricity substation. The cities of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro ground to a hault. Just two years later, the Brazilian government was forced to ration power to prevent more blackouts during a national drought.

Brazil — November 10, 2009

Number affected: 60 million across Brazil and Paraguay

Ten years after Brazil’s biggest blackout, the Itaipu dam along the border of Paraguay shut down completely affecting large parts of both countries. Many at the time thought the blackout (shown above) was the consequence of a cyberattack.

Italy — September 28, 2003

Number affected: 57 million across Italy

The blackout occurred the night of Italy’s annual “Nuit Blanche” or “White Night” festival in Rome.  It’s safe to say festivities ended earlier than expected.

United States — August 14, 2003

Number affected:  50 million in New York, Michigan, Ohio, as well as Toronto and Ottawa, Canada.

The biggest blackout in U.S. history cost an estimated $6 billion dollars. Remarkably, the massive outage began with one high-voltage power line in Northern Ohio brushing against overgrown trees.

United States — November 9, 1965

Number affected: 30 million across parts of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, New York, and New Jersey, and Ontario, Canada

The initial cause of the blackout was the tripping of a transmission line near Ontario, though at time, many linked it with supposed UFO sightings.

Europe — November 4, 2006

Number affected:  10 million across Europe

A routine shut down of a high-voltage transmission line under the Elms river in Germany supposedly caused the blackout when a ship passed by.  France, Italy. Austria, Belgium and Spain were also affected

Northeast Brazil — February 4, 2011

Number affected: 10 million

Keeping the lights on does, indeed, appear to be an Achilles heel for the fast-growing economy, provoking fears ahead of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.

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One Response to Husband killer dictator Antonia is driving India to stone age surpassing the British colonialists

  1. BAPTY.S says:

    strangely, THE POWER CENTRE DELHI itself lost its power., let alone the totally un grid POWER connected 700 million indians. could this electricity power failure give us all some strong messages,( HIGH VOLTAGE SHOCKS ) TO WAKE UP FAST especially in the vital north & east indian states it failed.
    THE ONLY STATE IN INDIA OF 1.2 BILLION (120 CRORE) WITH POWER IS GUJARAT WITH 6 CR GUJARATIS ENJOYING 24/7 POWER IN ALL 18500 VILLAGE INCLUDING TRIBAL AREAS. WHEN ARE OTHER INDIANS GOING TO ENJOY THIS LUXURY? THE MAIN REASON COULD ONLY BE THE C.M (COMMON MAN) OF GUJARAT STATE VERY VERY DIFFERENT FROM ALL THE STATES WHERE POWER FAILED.. & MOST IMPORTANTLY FROM THE PEOPLE SITTING UNDER HIGH VOLTAGE POWER IN DELHI ITSELF.

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