Truck hits power lines, causes black outs in Calbayog City

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

CALBAYOG CITY, Samar -- A loader truck caught some power lines along Rosales Blvd. corner Rama St. around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, causing black outs in some parts of the city.

The loader dragged and damaged at least three blocks of power and communication service lines.

Witnesses said the truck was speeding around 50 kilometers per hour (kph) when the incident happened.

(Photo Courtesy: Gerwin Babon)

The truck driver, who was brought to the police station for questioning, blamed the absence of road signs for the accident.

Samar Electric Cooperative 1 personnel said the fixing of damages may take until evening. (Gerwin Babon)

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