Apparent head-on crash knocks out power

A car crash at Leulumoega caused a sudden power outage to the west side of the country, the Electric Power Corporation (E.P.C.) has reported. 

The E.P.C. advised its customers on Tuesday afternoon about the sudden power outage news of which was already sweeping through social media.

"Power supply was abruptly interrupted to homes [and] businesses this afternoon due to a car crash at Leulumoega, affecting one of our power posts, causing power outage to the west side of the country," it reads.

"Thank you for your patience and support while E.P.C. staff work to restore power as soon as possible."

The grey Nissan car, belonging to Talofa Rentals apparently had a head on collision with one of the electric poles, knocking the whole pole down and affecting major power lines.

The crash affected areas from Leulumoega to Sa'anapu Tai along the west coast and villages in between more inland. The power outage also affected Manono Island.

Police did not respond as of press time as to the probable cause of the accident and how many people may have been involved.

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