TIRANA A cat chasing a mouse in Tirana's main
power station caused a 72-hour blackout across parts of the
Albanian capital, the electricity company said on Friday.
"A cat and a mouse ran into the high-voltage cables," a
company spokeswoman said, showing pictures of the electrocuted
animals. "We took pictures because we've never had anything
Albanians complain bitterly about the power cuts that have
plagued them for decades, and are mostly blamed on drought and
the dilapidation of the communist-era grid. Most homes and
shops in Tirana rely on petrol generators.
(Reporting by Benet Koleka; Editing by Ellie Tzortzi and