Stork causes Dutch power failure

18th April 2011, Comments 0 comments

A stork building its nest in an electricity substation caused a power failure in the south of the province of Drenthe and the north of the province of Overijssel on Sunday.

A spokesperson for regional grid operator TenneT said on Monday that about 60,000 homes were left without power for a brief period.

The stork reportedly fell on one of the transformers in the substation, causing it to short-circuit. The nest caught fire. The stork sustained burns but survived the accident.

© Radio Netherlands Worldwide

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