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Blackout looms in Nigeria as Kainji Dam bursts [Video]

Following a sudden burst at the Kainji Hydroelectric Dam in Kainji, some Nigerian states may soon experience blackouts. The embankments of Kainji dam, one of Nigeria’s hydro-power stations caved in after the opening of the four spillway gates to free surplus water caused by heavy rains. On Sunday, the management, Mainstream Energy Solution Limited, opened the points but discovered that the dam was impounding more water than it should. “We opened the 4 spillway gates because of the water pressure. Now, it is hitting the embarkment and will continue to…

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