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South Africa Hit by Power Outage


The blackout affected all of Cape Town and part of Johannesburg.

Officials with the state-owned utility Eskom say misty conditions and pollution from recent fires in the region caused faults in transmission lines.

Power has been restored to some areas, but commuter train service for Cape Town remains shut down.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.
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