Explosion knocks out power in parts of Puerto Rico

An explosion and fire at an electrical substation knocked out power to much of northern Puerto Rico late Sunday, marking a setback for the U.S. Caribbean territory in the effort to fully restore an electrical system devastated by Hurricane Maria five months ago. Parts of the area thrust back into darkness had only recently regained power. The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) said several towns lost electricity, including parts of the capital, San Juan. However, PREPA said it expected to restore service to most of the affected areas within a day. As of Sunday, about a third of the utility company’s customers remained without electricity due to the September hurricane.

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