Mass outage caused by human error
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Cabinet accepted the resignation of Economics
Minister Lee Chih-kung (李世光) Tuesday evening after a massive power outage which knocked out traffic lights, trapped people in elevators and darkened shopping malls and offices across the nation.
The incident was reportedly caused by human error, with the supply of gas to the Datan Power Station in Taoyuan City being interrupted for two minutes just before 5 p.m.
After appearing at a news conference apologizing to the public, Lee handed in his resignation to Premier Lin Chuan (林全) and the latter accepted it, a Cabinet spokesman announced. [FULL STORY]