Lightning strikes MTC tower

CHENNAI OCT. 13. Wireless services of the Metropolitan Transport Corporation were affected for an hour today as lightning struck its aerial tower, burning the wireless equipment, a couple of computers and the UPS.

The General Manager Administration, R. Ramesh, said the lightning struck at 11-30 a.m. and the services were restored in an hour with the replacement of the damaged equipment was replaced. "As there was no staff around the place, there was no untoward incident", he said. The situation was under control as the main fuse, which was intact, blew off and it was replaced. Besides the wireless equipment and computers, five fans and tubelights were damaged.

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