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South hit by huge electricity blackout

Govt assures worst-ever outage not tied to unrest

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A massive power blackout hit 14 southern provinces Tuesday night after a transmission failure in Prachuap Khiri Khan cut off supply from the Central Region. 

Hat Yai, the biggest city in the South, was lit only by cars on the main streets after Tuesday night's blackout over 14 provinces in the far South.

The outage, described as the biggest in the country's history by an Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) official, hit several key business towns and popular tourist destinations including Hat Yai, Koh Samui and Phuket.

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