Large areas in the besieged Gaza Strip had its electricity cut off since predawn Friday due to the failure of a second power generator.
The Electric Distribution Company in Gaza confirmed that a second power generator has stopped working, since 4 a.m., leaving thousands of Gaza residents battling the recent cold weather, without any means of heating.
Another power generator has stopped working in Gaza's power plant.
Now it's the second day without electricity in my area/Khanyounis.
Welcome to Gaza. https://t.co/eVGmqBW7gv
— Muhammad Smiry 🇵🇸 (@MuhammadSmiry) March 29, 2019
The electricity cut off in Gaza City, in central Gaza, as well as Khan Younis and Rafah in southern Gaza.
The company added that electricity is expected to operate normally as soon as the generator is fixed.
yes world should wake up .
>their water is closed .
>their electricity is closed .
> jets bombarded them daily (making word fool they are targeting Hamas).
>Israel dont allow them to operate the sea-port.
>Israel dont allow them to operate the air-port.
>many die daily#gaza pic.twitter.com/xFaW6Vi7MK
— Ubair Rafique (@RafiqueUbair) March 29, 2019
Gaza, which has been under a 12-year siege, has struggled for years with power shortages due to limited fuel access and degraded infrastructure.
The tiny Strip is one of the most densely populated places in the world and already endures power outages up to 24 hours a day.
(Ma’an, PC, Social Media)