Motorists navigate through traffic during a power outage in Jakarta, Indonesia [Dita Alangkara/ AP]
Power has been restored in most parts of Indonesia‘s capital, Jakarta, after the city of 10 million people went without electricity for more than nine hours due to technical issues, according to the state power company.
Sunday’s outage, which also hit neighbouring provinces, spread across an area populated by more than 100 million people and appeared to have affected most of the capital, prompting the use of generators in some offices, malls and apartments.
The blackout began just before noon local time (0500 GMT). The state-owned electricity company, PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), said it had been able to switch 17 electrical substations around Jakarta back on by 9pm, but