Fire rips through Jordan power station, $10M in damage

Published October 31st, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

A fire ripped through a thermal power station in southern Jordan that supplies 64 percent of the kingdom's electricity, causing damages estimated at 10 million dollars, the station's chief said. 

 

The fire broke out Sunday night in one of the four main transformers of the power station in the southern port city of Aqaba, Khaled Shukri said in statements published by the Jordanian press Monday. 

 

Firefighters put out the blaze before it spread to other parts of the power station and no one was injured, he said. 

 

According to an investigation the fire could have been caused by a failure in the cables which are linked to the transformer, Shukri said, adding however that electrical supply to the country would not be affected.—AFP. 

©--Agence France Presse. 

 

© 2000 Mena Report (www.menareport.com)

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