Half of India - 600 million - without power as grid fails for second day

Heavy traffic clogged the street of New Delhi, India, on Tuesday following power outages and rain. (Rajesh Kumar Singh / AP)

Half of India’s 1.2 billion people were without power Tuesday as the grids covering 19 states broke downthe second major blackout in as many days.

Stretching from Assam, near China, to the Himalayas and the deserts of Rajasthan, the power cut was the worst to hit India in more than a decade. 

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