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Taiwan hit by widespread power outages

Two biggest cities and iPhone processor production hub affected

Traffic lights stop functioning during a blackout in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, on March 3. (Photo by Lauly Li)

TAIPEI/KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan -- Taiwan reported a massive blackout on Thursday that is affecting its two biggest cities as well as its most important iPhone processor production hub.

Over 5 million households were affected by the power outages, including in Taipei, the capital, and Kaohsiung, the second-biggest city.

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