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Major Blackout Strikes Mallorca

Story Filed: Thursday, June 15, 2000 7:54 AM EDT

PALMA, Balearic Islands (AP) -- A power outage struck the resort island of Mallorca on Thursday, leaving more than 700,000 people without electricity for several hours.

Stoplights were knocked out and police had to direct traffic as firefighters answered calls to rescue people trapped in elevators.

The local utility company GESA blamed technical problems, saying a rise in temperatures stoked demand for air conditioners and overloaded the network.

The blackout began around 10:30 a.m. and affected most of the island, as well as some areas of nearby Menorca island, according to state radio RNE. The island of Mallorca alone has 700,000 residents.

Power was restored in some areas within two hours, and was to be restored completely over the course of the day, RNE said.

-- Stuck in an elevator (long@hot.summer), June 15, 2000


Are there any "Menorcans", "Mallorcans" or "Balearicans" here on this forum who can answer a couple of questions I have about your homeland? Thanks.

-- CD (, June 15, 2000.

Delete this troll!

Only good things will happen! Wait and see! It's going to happen 020101, stupid! Is it 2002 yet?

Vindicated Regards,
Andy Ray

-- Andy Ray (, June 15, 2000.

Who really cares about Mallorca? After all, parts of Detroit have been suffering from a blackout for three days.

L ink

But, on the other hand, I suppose if you took a poll and asked most Americans if they cared more about what happened in (A) Mallorca, or (B) Detroit, I'd say Mallorca had a better than average chance of pulling off an upset victory.

-- E.H. Porter (Just, June 15, 2000.

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