Snake causes blackout in Japan

Tokyo - About 4 900 households in Japan lost power after a snake climbed up a utility pole, a news report said on Thursday.

Power in the western city of Shimonoseki was automatically shut down when a current leak was detected, the Kyodo News agency reported, citing officials at Chugoku Electric Power Co.

A utility worker found a 1-metre-long dead snake hanging from a 10-metre-high wire, Kyodo said.

The power went down for several minutes two to five times late Wednesday and about 2 000 households continued to lose power for more than three hours early Thursday, the report said

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Siya 2014/08/14 05:56:35 PM
I should get paid for reading this rubbish.
Tseky Lovelace 2014/08/14 06:02:25 PM
Nxa, and u can these news? give me a break!
Karuska Visser 2014/08/14 06:11:42 PM
It happens so often in SA, and we also have a snake who cause our blackouts, snake government
Mageba 2014/08/14 06:25:06 PM
So izinyoka is a worldwide phenomenon ...
Rofhiwa Ronald 2014/08/14 06:25:55 PM
Now I understand were the name IZINYOKANYOKA come from
Tavey Le Golie-Dellow 2014/08/14 06:28:40 PM
Lol ja ne Izinyoka is everywhere!
Selby Sello Rasoesoe 2014/08/14 06:38:39 PM
I was in look while reading this, good riddance. I would have wasted valuable time if I was not in the gents.
Junaid Kamish 2014/08/14 06:43:52 PM
How is this news worthy ?
Goodman Mtshali 2014/08/14 06:58:49 PM
Ooooohkaaaaaaay (o_O)
Emmanuelle Itumeleng 2014/08/14 07:10:27 PM
Ya neh