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Power cuts after helicopter hits overhead lines

Credit: Kevin McAuley

A helicopter has hit power lines in Portrush, leaving 1,240 homes without electricity.

NIE said the incident happened at around 11am on Saturday.

Its engineers have been working to restore supply.

“Power was restored to approximately 1,200 customers at 11.41am,” a spokesperson said.

“Emergency crews are working to repair the damage and to restore power to the remaining 40 customers as soon as possible.”