National grid fires, half of Argentina in darkness

Educational institutions were declared closed in some areas due to lack of electricity. Business establishments are also closed.

The situation in big cities is worst. BBC reports that more than one and a half million people are still without electricity in the Buenos Aires metropolitan area.

Energy Minister expressed hope that electricity will be restored soon.

This type of power disaster has happened in Argentina before. In 2029, a major power outage plunged millions of people in Argentina and neighboring Uruguay into darkness.

In another incident the following year, thousands of homes in Buenos Aires were left without electricity.