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Metro Power Failure Disrupts Rio: Daily

By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A power failure on both metro lines affected all the subway stations in the South Zone on Monday morning. The outage caused the closure of every station from Catete down to General Osório in Ipanema between 8AM and 10AM. The metro system did not fully recover its regular service until around midday.

The company in charge of operating the subway, METRÔRIO issued a statement saying that a problem with an electromechanical component caused the fault and that it was an isolated incident.

While most passengers were able to disembark . . .

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