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24 Aug 2020 | 02:58 AM UTC

Syria: Total blackout reported following gas pipeline explosion August 24

Syria News Alert

Total blackout reported following gas pipeline explosion on August 24; associated electrical, transportation, and business disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/24/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/24/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Damascus). COUNTRY/REGION Syria

Event

On Monday, August 24, state news agency has reported that an explosion on the Arab Gas Pipeline has led to a complete blackout in Syria. According to reports, Syria's electricity minister affirmed that the explosion took place between Ad Dumayr (Douma district) and Adra (Douma district). While the oil minister said the explosion could have been a terrorist attack, this has not been confirmed yet.

Associated transportation, business, and power disruptions are expected in the near term.

Advice

Individuals in Syria are advised to monitor developments to the situation, adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities, and keep battery-operated devices fully charged whenever possible.

 

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