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Argentina and Uruguay without power after the "massive" failure

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BUENOS AIRES: A massive power failure in the early Sunday left South America, which included all of Argentina and Uruguay, without electricity, and social network users said that parts of Brazil, Chile, and Paraguay were also affected Was there.

Argentina's energy secretariat said in a statement that the interconnection system of Argentina "demolished" at 7:07 in the morning and the electricity cut across the country and also affected Uruguay.

"The reasons have not been determined and the investigation is going on," he said.

Argentina's electricity company Edesur announced at 7:50 am on Twitter that "a major failure in electricity interconnection mechanisms left Argentine and Uruguay without power".

"There is a complete blackout in Argentina," said Alejandra Martinez, spokeswoman of Advisor, who works in the capital of Buenos Aires and parts of its suburbs. Ms. Martinez said that at least part of Uruguay was also affected.

Ms. Martinez called Blackout "unprecedented".

"This is the first time that such a thing has happened throughout the country," he said.

U.P.E., the energy provider of Uruguay, said on Twitter that the Argentine network is a failure at 7:06 a.m. in the morning. He left the entire "National Area" without service.

There are more than 44 million people in Argentina, while Uruguay's population is approximately 3.5 million.

It is not clear what was the reason for the failure. The editor was waiting for the instructions of the government officials, Martinez said.

A blackout occurs at the end of a week when Buenos Aires and its suburbs are affected by heavy rains. Social network users said that failure had spread to Chile, Paraguay and southern Brazil.

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Residents published images of cities and dark cities A economist from Uruguay said on Twitter that radio stations reported that 180,000 customers did not have electricity in Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, and 45,000 in Canyon, a city in the north of the capital.

Argentina's news site Info by told that underground trains paralyzed, but it seems that the airports were flying and landing because the airports were operated by the generator.

The advisor was one of the first people to warn about the horrors of the blackout. Other distributors, who serve in the Argentine capital and its suburbs, Edore followed his Twitter example at 8:33 a.m.

Later in the morning, the Argentina Ministry of Energy said that work had begun to start electricity in some parts of the country, but it could take "a few hours" to restore the entire system.

In 2009, a major power failure affecting the world's largest hydropower station in Brazil affected millions and highlighted the vulnerabilities of the country's electrical infrastructure.

This failure occurred in the Itaipu plant, which spread over the border between Brazil and Paraguay with the Parana River and is a source of vital energy for both countries.