India's northern power grid collapses for 2nd day in a row

The Associated Press

NEW DELHI - An Indian electricity official says the country's northern power grid has failed for the second day in a row.

Shailendre Dubey says the grid collapsed about 1:05 p.m. Tuesday. Dubey is an official at the Uttar Pradesh Power Corp. in India's largest state.

The outage came just a day after a similar collapse of the northern grid left 370 million Indians across eight states without power for much of the day.

Both outages affected the capital, New Delhi.