The northern Russian port city of Murmansk, with a population of 300,000, has been partly left without electricity following an emergency at an energy facility. Eyewitnesses captured a bright flash, after which the lights went out.
There have been eyewitnesses’ reports of a “huge blast” at one of the city’s electrical substations, according to SeverPost news agency. Emergency services are working at the scene, the agency said, adding that there have so far been no official comments from rescue teams.
There is apparently no electricity in government headquarters in the city center, FlashNord reported citing its correspondent in the area. Lights have been off in both central areas and in the outskirts, according to SeverPost.
An incident happened at one of the facilities of the Kolenergo regional energy company, its press service told RT, without specifying what exactly happened.