Myanmar sees temporary nationwide electricity outage

6 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

YANGON: Electricity supply was briefly cut across many areas of Myanmar on Friday because of a "system breakdown", according to multiple government agencies.

People started posting on Twitter and Facebook about the widespread blackouts across commercial hub Yangon at around 1:30 pm local time (0600 GMT), reports AFP.

"A system breakdown is causing power outages across the country," reported Yangon Electricity Supply Corporation in central Yangon's Yankin township.

Further north in the city of Magway, along the Irrawaddy River, the region's Electricity Supply enterprise reported the same.

Users of Facebook -- an extremely popular platform in Myanmar -- also reported electricity blackouts in other parts of the country.