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Hours-long power outage in Egypt strands commuters, disrupts capital
Hours-long power outage in Egypt strands commuters, disrupts capital

An hours-long power outage in the Egyptian capital and elsewhere in the country on Thursday stranded commuters, disrupted TV broadcasts and trapped a small but unlucky cohort in elevators as daytime temperatures topped 100 degrees. Compounding the misery, the outage shut down water supplies in some parts of the country as only water plants with generators continued to operate. Many factories and bakeries also stopped working, leading to long lines of unhappy people waiting for their daily bread subsidy. Cellphone signal boosters were also affected. Egypt has suffered through a summertime electricity drought that has led to regular rolling blackouts, but Thursday’s outage stood...

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