By Saber Ayyub.
Tripoli, 6 December 2015:
A feud between families is believed to have been responsible for cutting power to parts of . . .[restrict]Tripoli when a fuel tank at Khoms power station was hit during exchanges of fire.
State electricity company GECOL was forced to shut down the 450 MW plant as black smoke billowed from the burning diesel tank. A company official told the Libya Herald that the local area and parts of the capital has lost power. Electricity to Air Zara had been cut for eight hours and to Hay Andalous for five hours today. Further, rolling cuts were likely, he said.
The fighting involves the Khoms military council and another local brigade calling itself “The Truth Martyrs”. It is understood to have been kindled by a family dispute.
GECOL has requested both sides to move away from the power station. It has also asked Libya Dawn to provide protection for firemen and engineers to reach the electricity plant and start to fix the damage. [/restrict]