Monday, November 23, 2009

Naxals blow up transformer in Kanker, Chhattisgarh

Raipur: Dozens of villages in the interior of Chhattisgarh plunged into darkness on Sunday after Maoists blew up a transformer and brought down eight electric poles in violence-hit Bastar region, police said.

Naxals put explosives near a power transformer in Mandagaon village in Kanker district, some 280 km from here, and after blowing it up they brought down eight electricity poles in nearby Antagarh and Bhanupratappur area.

Officials here at police headquarters said that the blast had resulted in a blackout in dozens of villages in the region.

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