Kite pulls down power to West Demerara

The Guyana Power and Light says that at 6.22 pm yesterday, power to the entire West Demerara was interrupted as a result of someone trying to retrieve a kite that had become entangled in the primary mains in Canal No.1.

A GPL release said that the incident caused the primary mains to come into contact with the secondary mains and resulting in the feeder protection at Garden of Eden severing the link with West Demerara. There was no injury but power was interrupted for over an hour.

GPL reiterated that kite flying should be done in wide open spaces and said that if kites become entangled in power lines attempts should not be made to remove them.