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Bomb blast hits NGCP tower in Lanao del Sur

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A bomb blast hit Tower #65 of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) in Lanao del Sur on Thursday afternoon.

The grid operator said Tower 65 of the Agus 2-Kibawe 138 kilovolt (kV) line in Maguing, Lanao del Sur was bombed and that repair will commence as soon as the area is secured. 

This transmission line segment has been unenergized since September 2021 due to sabotage of its insulators by still unknown individuals, the NGCP added.

“The bombings only serve to increase the burden of the public, which must suffer through service interruptions when towers are bombed.

NGCP continues its appeal to the local and national government, local community leaders, and the public, to help identify the perpetrators of the bombings, and to negotiate with uncooperative landowners, to prevent longer power interruptions,” it said.The last bombing incident reported by NGCP was on October 3, 2017. The Kibawe-Sultan Kudarat and Kibawe-Tacurong lines were damaged. 

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