Power cut off to Maspero for second time in month
Maspero headquarter - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Power supply was cut off to the iconic building of Maspero in the news department Tuesday; Radio Masr and Channel 2 briefly went off air, Youm7 reported.

Chairman of the Egyptian Radio and Television Union, Essam al-Amir, said that a “technical glitch” caused the power cut. The incident is the second at Maspero in one month; Maspero did not experience power cuts in years

On May 10, an “internal technical glitch” caused the power to cut off for half an hour in Maspero, according to Egypt’s Ministry of electricity.

Egypt’s electricity pylons have come under frequent attacks since the 2013 ouster of President Mohamed Morsi, while the country suffers a pressing energy shortage.

The most high-profile bombing of this kind took place April 13, when two towers supplying the Egyptian Media Production City were bombed, which led to a power cut that forced several TV channels off air for hours.

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