By Sami Zaptia.
Tripoli, 9 August 2014:
Another water shortage has hit most areas of the beleaguered city of Tripoli today, to add . . .[restrict]to its other woes over the last four weeks.
The Ministry of Water Resources reported yesterday that this latest water shortage was caused by power cuts to the Hasauna field water wells as well as power cuts to the pumping station in Tarhuna, of the Man-made River.
The Ministry of Water Resources said that it hoped water would return by Sunday.
It will be recalled that since the fighting broke out between two main groups of militias in Tripoli three weeks ago, the city has suffered from chronic power cuts, internet cuts, a lack of mobile phone coverage, petrol and cooking gas as well as bread shortages.
The fuel shortage has meant that Tripoli resembles a ghost town as 90 percent of its inhabitants have been unable to use their cars to get to work.
The fighting between militias has destroyed the airport and most of the fleet of planes there belonging to the two main Libyan carriers. [/restrict]