200,000 homes in Britain without electricity

About 200,000 homes in Britain were still without power on Saturday, the British government said, after the capital, Eunice, cut power to 1.4 million households the previous day.

A storm from the Atlantic hit northwest Europe on Friday with winds of up to 196 kilometers per hour, killing three people and causing extensive property damage.

At least six other people were killed in Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands.

British Business and Energy Minister Kwasi Quarting said that 1.2 million households had been restored but 190,000 households were still without power.

Nearly a million homes were without electricity in November when a powerful storm hit northeastern England and eastern Scotland.

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