Flying Foxes Destroy Power Lines, Cause Outage In New South Wales
Flying foxes have left 10,500 homes and businesses without power late Monday when a flock of them disrupted power supply lines in the Yamba, Maclean and Iluka towns of New South Wales, Australia. It is being reported some animals have died as the result of an explosion. The power is being currently restored.
One of the managers servicing the power grids said, ""For whatever reason it would appear that they've decided to take off sort of simultaneously and it's basically shorted out the power lines I guess between them and caused a bit of an explosion."
But, it is not the first accident involving flying foxes in New South Wales. Just days ago on New Year's Day, a flock of flying foxes has grounded a rescue helicopter transporting a car accident victim. The flying foxes have encroached on the helicopter so densely that the pilot was forced to cancel the flight and transport the patient by land.
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