Major electricity breakdown at BIA

A major electricity breakdown was reported at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) for over 20 minutes this morning.

Passenger operations at the airport were severely affected as a result of the breakdown.

Passengers were stuck in one lift at the arrivals section of the airport during the breakdown forcing authorities to attempt to force open the lift.

The authorities said that emergency power had not worked at the time of the breakdown.

The power supply was eventually restored at the airport and those stuck in the lift were also taken out safely.

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