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A freak storm struck three districts in Ayutthay province Friday bringing down about 100 power poles, including 33 high-powered poles, causing widespread blackout.
Several cars travelling on the roads in Wang Noi, Uthai and Bang Pa-in districts, particularly a stretch of Rojana road from kilometer markers 1-5 in Tambon Lam Tasao, Wang Noi district, were damaged by the falling power poles.
Fortunately, no one was injured.
Mr Suwat Park-insee, manager of the Provincial Electricity Authority’s branch office in Wang Noi district said that 33 high-powered poles and 55 mid-sized power poles collapsed, causing widespread blackout.
However, he said the Rojana industrial estate was not affected by the blackout. He said it would take several days for new power poles to be erected to replace the damaged ones.