Another blackout sweeps through Libya from west to east

The Libyan western cities and some of the eastern districts have plunged into a total blackout once again due to shortage of fuel to operate the power plants’ generators and some damages as well as technical issues in other power stations.

This blackout has started since the early evening of Tuesday as areas from western to eastern Libya were reported to be in utter darkness in the current freezing weather conditions of winter.

No official information by the General Electricity Company of Libya about the cause of Tuesday’s blackout, especially that many officials promised that things have become better and hours of outages will be reduced remarkably.

On Saturday, a total blackout took place in western Libya reaching Ajdabiya city in the east and plunging the whole south in darkness as well due to lack of fuel and the shutdown of Al-Zawiya pipelines that feeds the city’s power plant.

Many angry Libyans have taken to the social media to protest the misery they are living them, especially that Tripoli is living without water supplies since last Friday.

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