An astonishing sight enfolded in Maracaibo, Venezuela Friday night when an electrical sub-station overloaded plunging the northern part of the city into darkness. This is the fourth time there has been an explosion at the electrical sub-station.
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The spectacular sight was a terrifying scene as lights exploded all around the streets as debris and live wires fell all around the city. Residents fled the explosions, and one witness took out his phone to film the incredible scene.
The source of the explosion was the sub-station itself which looked like an arc welder's flame magnified times by a thousand. Along with the blinding white light was a constant throbbing, thrumming sound of the electricity.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">In a way Venezuela has realized the ideal of socialism. Everyone is now equal—equal in misery and destitution! <a href="https://t.co/cJExg0FroH">pic.twitter.com/cJExg0FroH</a></p>— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) <a href="https://twitter.com/DineshDSouza/status/1035900434748239872?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 1, 2018</a></blockquote>
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The socialist government of Venezuela disarmed its citizens just five years ago and within four years of that, the country declined into a state of turmoil. The witness filming the sub-station overloading can be heard saying in the video "This is Venezuela."
The socialist country has been in an economic death-spiral for years and now cannot maintain its electrical grids.
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