Hungry Mice Cause Phone Blackout
Hungry field mice brought misery to thousands of people in central Sweden on Tuesday.
The mice caused a 20-hour telephone blackout by gnawing through a fibre optic cable.
Fixed-line phone connections for more than 15 hundred homes in Jamtland and Medelpad were severed. Mobile phones were also cut off.
A spokesman for the telecom operator TeliaSonera said ”This is not at all common.”