Power pole collapses under heavy wind in southern Shan State

Photo shows damages of Z2 suspension tower number 144 linking Patpin and Kalaw townships near Taunggyi Township.—MNA
Photo shows damages of Z2 suspension tower number 144 linking Patpin and Kalaw townships near Taunggyi Township.—MNA

Nay Pyi Taw, 14 April — Strong wind on Monday destroyed Z2 suspension tower number 144 through which 132 KV national grid number 1 passes Patpin and Kalaw townships near Taunggyi, the capital of Shan State.  Collapse of the transmission tower at around 2 p.m. on April 14 cut electricity distribution of Namsang sub-station to Nansang, Kholam, Loilem and Mongnai townships.
After the power line was temporarily substituted with 132 KV national grid number 2 by the 35 staff members of electricity department, power could be re-distributed at around 3 p.m.—MNA

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