Explosion and Flash in the sky: Mysterious power outage in Russian Towns

The Pulkovo airport in St. Petersburg and the neighbouring areas experienced a brief power outage during the Russian-Ukraine War.

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According to the territory’s governor, a drone strike by Ukraine on an electricity substation caused power outages in a number of settlements in Russia’s Kursk region, which borders Ukraine.

“A Ukrainian drone placed an explosive device on a power substation in the village of Snagost in the Korenevsky District early this morning. According to Roman Starovoit, the governor of Kursk, seven communities remain without electricity.

“No one who lived there was hurt. As soon as the circumstances permit, emergency personnel will begin restoring electricity, he added.

Residents in the neighbourhood heard a loud noise and saw a brilliant light, which led to a brief power loss at Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg. The airport’s domestic flight departure hall experienced a brief power loss, according to the state-run news outlet Interfax in Russia. According to reports, the neighbouring Shushary region also lost power.

Locals reportedly experienced unexplained disturbances an hour prior to the power loss.

Locals stated that the power loss occurred around 30 minutes ago and that just before that, they had heard an explosion and seen a flare in the sky.

According to residents quoted by Newsweek, “the entire area, all the buildings are without power, the elevators are standing still, there is no light, and there is no supply of water either.”

The power supply in the departure hall was reportedly restored “within one minute” and the airport is now running normally, according to Pulkovo Airport.

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