Hungry Mice

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.”

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