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Major power outage hits Balkan region as countries swelter in early summer heat wave

Posted on AllSides June 21st, 2024
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PODGORICA, Montenegro — A major hourslong power outage hit much of the Balkans on Friday as the southern European region sweltered in an early heat wave that sent temperatures soaring to more than 40 C (104 F). Montenegrin authorities said that an outage that lasted for several hours in the country’s power distribution system left almost the entire country without electricity, while similar problems were reported in the coastal part of Croatia, Bosnia and Albania. Nada Pavicevic, a spokeswoman for Montenegro’s state power distribution company, described the outage as a...

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