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Puerto Rico power outage plunges over 1 million into darkness

Fire at a main power plant causes biggest blackout so far this year on island, forcing it to cancel classes and close government offices

More than 1 million customers in Puerto Rico remained without electricity on Thursday after a fire at a main power plant caused the biggest blackout so far this year across the US territory, forcing it to cancel classes and shutter government offices.

The blackout also left some 160,000 customers without water and snarled traffic across the island of 3.2 million people, where the roar of generators and smell of diesel filled the air.

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