Blackout in Kuala Lumpur's Bangsar area leaves thousands in the dark

A blackout hit Kuala Lumpur's Bangsar area on Wednesday (Oct 26) night.
A blackout hit Kuala Lumpur's Bangsar area on Wednesday (Oct 26) night. PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Thousands of people in Kuala Lumpur's Bangsar area were left in the dark following a blackout, with the issue affecting an area possibly stretching from the Bangsar Shopping Centre to MidValley.

Many took to Twitter to voice their frustrations, coining the hashtag #BangsarBlackout to share their experiences.

Senior client executive Jason Lioh tweeted: "Watching movie at @GSCinemas Mid Valley when #BangsarBlackout happened."

Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir was one of those affected by the blackout, which had lasted for over an hour at press time.

"My house is dark, the whole street is dark," said the social activist, who was at home in Bangsar when the power went out.

Twitter user @jayzslam was grateful that she left her Bangsar workplace at 6.30pm: "Office colleagues are still in the dark and there are people stuck in the lift."

Tenaga Nasional Berhad said the temporary power failure was caused by tripping at the Pantai Main Substation. According to a spokesman, the cause of the tripping is still being investigated.

The spokesman said supply to the majority of the affected areas were restored within an hour. However, work is ongoing to reconnect supply for some parts of Bangsar Village, which is still without electricity.