Venezuela: Electricity Grid under New Attack
A terrorist attack sets fire to the power station located in the Lamas region, north Venezuela, causing a power outage in different cities.
Venezuela's electricity network was attacked once again on Monday causing blackouts in the capital, Caracas, and a number of other cities.
The Venezuelan Minister of Energy, Nestor Reverol, confirmed a new terrorist attack on the electricity network as part of a sabotage plan, adding that the attack set fire to the power station located in the Lamas region of the northern state of Aragua.
Yeah welcome to Caracas.. only our block has no electricity 😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/8WxcXFb297— 🍀echiko 🍀 (@echikoluphy) August 2, 2021
Reverol said that the attack resulted in a fire inside the station, leading to a power outage, despite the fire being quickly put out.
On the other hand, he confirmed that attempts to restore the electricity supply are currently underway in the states of Solía, Merida, Tachira, Nueva Esparta, and Falcon. However, the Minister did not provide any information on the possible perpetrators of the "acts of sabotage".
Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez announced last Saturday that the authorities will submit evidence in the near future of "sabotage in the electricity network" recorded in 2019.
These events led to prolonged power outages across the country.