Electricity pylon on 500kV line collapses in Jamshoro.

DADU -- Power supply was affected in several towns after a high-voltage electricity transmission tower collapsed in Khanoth town of Jamshoro district, the police said on Wednesday, but there were conflicting reports about what caused the incident.

The affected power line runs from Jamshoro's 500kV grid station to Dadu.

Officials of the National TransmAission and Despatch Company (NTDC), which manages the transmission line, and the police said the electric pylon fell after a group of thieves stole the braces holding it at around 8pm on Tuesday in Khanoth, some 40 kilometres from the Jamshoro city.

However, sources told Dawn that the incident occurred when unidentified miscreants targeted the tower with a bomb blast.

Police say tower fell after braces stolen, but sources point to bomb attack by miscreants

Jamshoro's senior superintendent of police (SSP), Imran Qureshi, told Dawn that the culprits involved in the theft had been identified and two scrap dealers...

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