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EDL workers 'threatened' in Baalbek

Poor infrastructure sees staff forced into diverting power

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Lebanon's power authority staff threatened to provide electricity. (Getty Images)
Lebanon's power authority staff threatened to provide electricity. (Getty Images)

Staff at Lebanon’s Electricite du Liban have warned that some workers in Baalbek’s energy station have been threatened if they do not transfer electricity to certain bodies, the Daily Star has reported.

A statement released by the EDL Employees Union hit out at security forces, saying: “Beware of what is happening in Baalbek city and its suburbs, [including] threats [against] and intimidation of workers in the energy transfer station. How do you expect those workers to do their job under threat…while security forces neglect to do their job?”

Lebanon’s electricity network is currently not capable of delivering a consistent supply to the nation, following damage sustained in the country’s civil war. Recent clashes with protestors have seen EDL workers targeted in several regions.

 

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