University power outage halts research


Saturday, May 16, 2015

Muscat: The sudden power outage at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) on May 7, resulted in losses especially with regard to research projects that rely on power supply.

Crops at some greenhouses were also affected and some fish perished, according to local media report.

Some wards at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital (SQUH), also remained without power, except for the emergency department.

The electricity returned early morning on May 8, Friday.

Some employees at SQU were trapped in an elevator for a while but they were rescued by personnel at the Public Authority for Civil Defence and Ambulance (PACDA).

The Public Authority for Electricity and Water (PAEW), said the power outage at SQU, was due to maintenance work at the electricity generator of SQU.

No injuries had been reported.

Meanwhile, the water disruption that affected three Omani governorates for a week, was addressed and the situation was almost back to normal, an official at the PAEW said.

By Fahad Al Mukrashi ?Correspondent

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