TASHKENT. Jan 25 (Interfax) - A large number of Uzbekistan's regions, including the capital Tashkent, and most of Kazakhstan's largest city of Almaty were left without electricity on Tuesday.
"A major power outage occurred in several regions of the country at 11:00 a.m., today on January 25," the Uzbek Energy Ministry said on Telegram.
Specialists are working to fix the problem, the ministry said.
The cause of the blackout is not yet known.
Meanwhile, the Almaty administration told reporters that "the outage occurred because of Kazakhstan Electricity Grid Operating Company."
"Voltage levels dropped in the grid and the frequency load shedding systems were activated at electrical substations," the city administration said.
"Efforts to reconnect the system are underway," it said.
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