Power outages in parts of UAE's Sharjah due to technical fault at gas plant

(Reuters) - Parts of Sharjah, one of the United Arab Emirates neighboring Middle East trade hub Dubai, are suffering power outages due to a technical fault at a gas plant, the Sharjah Government Media Bureau said on Friday.

Work to address the fault at the gas plant in the Al Sajaa area has begun, the bureau said.

The Dubai-based newspaper Khaleej Times earlier reported outages in parts of Sharjah, citing posts on social media by purported residents.

The Sharjah Government Media Bureau and Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority did not respond to Reuters' requests for comment.

The temperature in Sharjah was 38 degrees Celsius at 1135 GMT on Friday with 58% humidity, according to Weather.com.

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