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Lebanon struck by power cut as major plants shut down

BBC News

July 9, 2021

Lebanon’s two main power plants were switched off on Friday, plunging much of the country into a near-total blackout.

The shutdown – caused by the two plants running out of fuel – worsens a crisis that has seen people receive just two hours of electricity a day. A lack of foreign currency has made it hard to pay overseas energy suppliers.

Pharmacies have also gone on strike over medicine shortages caused by the failure to pay foreign importers.

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