Transmission towers collapse after thieves steal their support

05-06-2012

Two transmission towers near Nový Jičín, in the north-east of the country, collapsed during a storm on Monday after thieves stole their metal support structures, a spokesman for the police said. The electricity distribution firm estimated the damages at dozens of millions of crowns, and said it would take weeks to fix the disrupted power line. The police are searching for the thieves who face up to eight years in prison.