Power cut causes outrage amongst Almuñecar residents

A BLACKOUT, which left a significant part of Almuñecar’s old town without electricity on Thursday (April 2), has caused outrage amongst residents.

Town mayor, Trinidad Herrara Lorente, has voiced a complaint on behalf of all citizens, as the power cut affected four processions that were parading around the town.

In addition, it disturbed the work of restaurants and hotel businesses on one of the most important nights of the year, as the town’s rate of tourist occupancy was close to 100 per cent.

“This town does not have the adequate infrastructure to support the population growth during periods of high tourism,” said the mayor, who assured that the government would ask the company in charge, Sevillana, to take responsibility.

It is not the first time that the town has experienced a power cut for the same reasons, a similar incident having occurred in August 2013.

“This is a very serious issue and we will not let them get away scot-free,” said the mayor, who expressed her apologies to the religious brotherhoods who were affected by the blackout, as well as the tourism-related businesses.

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