Venezuela’s president was one of millions to suffer from a massive power failure which hit Caracas on Monday evening. The lights went out just as he was being interviewed on television.
The country has suffered from periodic electricity cuts for years although the capital has usually been spared.
President Nicolas Madura put it down to sabotage:
“We have information – and I have been saying this for ages – there was always going to be a new attack against our power grid. I put the country and the world on alert for this precise eventuality.”
With the power cut came transport chaos. Metro trains were stuck and commuters just had to wait.
Emergency lighting helped a bit but getting home was still a nightmare.