14 Oct 2003

Guam suffers power outage

11:08 am on 14 October 2003

Guam suffered an island-wide power failure yesterday after a mechanical problem at a generator which was aggravated by a faulty transmission line.

The blackout occurred on October the 13th for the third year running, with previous failures caused by power plant problems and earthquakes.

Press reports say half of the island had power restored within four hours.

The outage has caused concern about the safety of the water supply.