Most Power Back in India

More than 600 million were left without power after India's second blackout in a week.


India suffered its second huge, crippling power failure in two days Tuesday, depriving as much as half of the vast country, or up to 600 million people, of electricity and disrupting transport networks for several hours.

The first power grid collapse, on Monday, was the country's worst blackout in a decade. It affected seven states in northern India that are home to more than 350 million people.

But Tuesday's failure was even larger, hitting eastern and northeastern areas as well. Both blackouts cut power in the Indian capital, New Delhi.

Power was largely restored as of 9:30 p.m. local time, several hours after the affected electricity grids collapsed, the Power Grid Corporation of India reported on its website.