Venezuela is living in conditions of total blackout. In Caracas on the third day no electricity. Street lighting is maintained only in the region of Military Museum where the sarcophagus with the body of former President Hugo Chavez, also some hotels operate on generators to provide electricity to residents. About it reports TASS.
In other parts of the city lights on the streets and traffic lights not working, no light in the houses. Electricity is not supplied to the water stations, so in many buildings there is no water. Also disrupted mobile communications. On Saturday, March 9, in hotels began to pass into their territory only to those who could show proof of residence. The night before, after two days of no power, even in some hotels was occasionally extinguish the light.
Residents of Caracas are lined up in stores to stock up on food and water, remained calm.
Lack of electricity is not provoked clashes with police at an opposition rally on Saturday. Perhaps the difficulties arose in terms of communication problems. The rally was less crowded, it was held at Victoria Avenue South of downtown. Before this area was considered fairly prosperous, but then went into decline.
Earlier we wrote that the cyber attack was the cause of the most ambitious in the history of Venezuela power outage, said on Saturday the information Minister Jorge rodríguez.
In the air of the Venezuelan television, he said that the attack apparently was carried out in the USA.
“The attack was aimed at Automatic control system, the hydroelectric power station Guri, – said the Minister. He explained that the system monitors the energy production process. When it became clear that there is a cyber attack, and that the system is trying to control hackers, HPP, for security reasons, has stopped working. This, according to H. Rodriguez, and led to the “blackout” that covered almost the entire territory of the country.
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