An Arab gas pipeline exploded between Al-Dumair and Adraa areas which caused a total blackout overnight in Syria.
According to state news agency SANA, Eng. Mohammad Zuhair Kharbutli, electricity minister, said an explosion on a pipeline in the Damascus area on Sunday night “led to an electricity blackout across Syria”.
Authorities mentioned that the cause of the explosion was due to a possible terrorist attack. But no further details was shared.
In recent reports from the state news, the fires have been extinguished, and the situation is set to return to normal.
Below are videos of the said explosion as shared by Syrian Arab News Agency
Below are posts on social media news and reports about the said blast:
The oil and mineral resources ministry said the explosion of the gas pipeline, between Adra and al-Dhamir, was “the result of a terrorist attack”, but provided no further detailshttps://t.co/x2hSCWWsvh
— Middle East Eye (@MiddleEastEye) August 24, 2020
BREAKING: Total blackout in #Syria after an explosion on the Arab Gas Pipeline near al-Dumair and Adraa, Damascus countryside. Electricity minister Mohammad Kharboutli said the incident “led to an electricity blackout across Syria”. Power is gradually being restored to provinces. pic.twitter.com/hLmNCgpJgc
— Richard Medhurst 🇸🇾🇵🇸 (@richimedhurst) August 24, 2020
A “PIPELINE” EXPOSION Just Knocked out the power in Syria…
If you are not stupid, You will be keeping your head on a swivel for the time beinghttps://t.co/ZyoAHRQDtv
— MARFOOGLE NEWS (OFFICIAL) (@Marfoogle) August 24, 2020
— Reuters (@Reuters) August 24, 2020
Gas pipeline explosion causes ‘cascading blackout’ across Syria in suspected ‘terrorist attack’ — RT World News https://t.co/vRc3atLslR #
— Dora Brown (@DoraBro96090357) August 24, 2020
Explosion at Arab gas pipeline leads to total blackout in Syria https://t.co/iKOje9eQRn
— Umberto COCCO (@umberto_cocco) August 24, 2020
An explosion at a major natural gas pipeline near Damascus triggered power outages across Syria, according to state media. https://t.co/P9NWL2Km7I
— BloombergQuint (@BloombergQuint) August 24, 2020