Massive blackout, power outage hits four countries in Central America

A massive blackout has left thousands without electricity in at least four countries in Central America, following a failure in the region’s electrical grid.

“At 11:48 (17:48GMT) there was an emergency in the Central American Electrical System due to a failure in the 230-kilowatt supply line in Honduras,” El Salvador’s electricity operator EOR said in a statement on Monday.