Lebanon plunged into darkness ‘for days’ as country runs out of electricity

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Lebanon has been plunged into darkness due to a power outage for several days.

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A government official told Reuters on Saturday that two of the country’s biggest power stations had to close due to fuel shortages.

Not for the first time in recent months, Al Zahrani and Deir Ammar stations stopped operating, Sky News reported that diesel supplies had apparently run out, and energy production had dropped to less than 200 MW. .

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Lebanon has been torn apart by a wave of crises affecting all aspects of daily life since the collapse of its currency in 2019, rising poverty, unemployment and inflation amid overwhelming discontent in the political system long accused of corruption and mismanagement .

Supply of fuel, electricity and medicines are among the necessities that have been affected in the crisis. Residents have reported being limited to an hour or two per day, while businesses and hospitals have been forced to scale back operations or close completely.

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