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Power outage in Busan affects 130 households

An explosion from a telephone pole transformer caused a power outage that affected around 130 households in Jung-gu, Busan, on Wednesday.

The transformer blew up due to the shock from window frames that fell from the 13th and 16th floors of a hotel around 3:30 a.m., according to local police. The explosion also damaged a patrol car in front of the Nampo Police Office and four parked cars.

A telephone pole transformer explosion damages a patrol car in front of the Nampo Police Office in Busan on Wednesday. (Busan Metropolitan Police Agency)
A telephone pole transformer explosion damages a patrol car in front of the Nampo Police Office in Busan on Wednesday. (Busan Metropolitan Police Agency)

Korea Electric Power Corp. did repair work after the accident occurred and electricity was restored by 7:15 a.m.

The local weather agency issued a warning for strong winds on Tuesday night. Police are further investigating the cause of the accident.

By Chyung Eun-ju (ejchyung@heraldcorp.com)
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