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The Prosecutor’s Office opened an investigation to clarify the events that occurred in the Tisaleo substation, in Tungurahua

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The State Attorney General’s Office reported that a preliminary investigation was opened for the crime of paralysis of public service after the alleged seizure of the electrical substation of the Electric Corporation of Ecuador (Celec) of Tisaleo, in Tungurahua.

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Protesters from indigenous communities entered the substation at 8:58 p.m. on Wednesday the 22nd, and demanded the disconnection of the facilities that transport energy from the Coca Codo Sinclair power plant.

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This electrical installation is key for areas of the country, especially for the Guayaquil sector, since it carries electrical energy from the hydroelectric plant to the Chorrillos substation, in the Main Port.

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The Prosecutor’s Office indicated, through its Twitter account this Thursday the 23rd, that “the first investigative proceedings were ordered in order to clarify the events that occurred on Wednesday night, which include measures to avoid the suspension of the service.”

Mayor of Guayaquil announces that private guards will be sent to protect electrical substations from threats

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The Electric Corporation of Ecuador indicated that there were more than 300 people who took over the substation and kept the operators detained.

Faced with the “threat of leaving the city without electricity”, the mayor of Guayaquil, Cynthia Viteri, announced this Thursday afternoon that the Municipality will provide private security in the electrical substations. Private agents will provide this support to the substations located on the perimeter of the city. (YO)

Source: Eluniverso

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