Several thousand residents of Primorye were left without electricity

© RIA Novosti / Alexey Danceline filament. Archival photoSeveral thousand residents of Primorye were left without electricity© RIA Novosti / Alexey Danichev

Unauthorized excavation led to the fact that several thousand residents of Primorye more than 7 hours remained without electricity, according to the branch «Primorsk electric networks» JSC «far-Eastern distribution company».

«In the settlement while performing unauthorized excavation works were damaged two cable transmission line primary and backup. As a result, no light left several thousand residents of the village, shops, Studio Luchegorsk television. Energy drinks… it took more than seven hours in order to resume supply of electricity to consumers», — stated in the message.

According to the company, the perpetrators of the incident with the scene disappeared. After switching off energy found traces of drilling and called the police. Primorsky branch office is preparing an appeal to the Prosecutor. The company has suffered material damage, the exact amount is now counted.

Evening and night air temperature in the Northern part of Primorye falls below 10 degrees. Before turning on the Central heating Primorye use electricity for space heating.