The General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) announced a breakdown in the power station in Cinema Al-Gomhouria, after a resident tore down the building of the station, leaving the entire area of Bab Bin Ghashir in Tripoli with no power.

The company said in a statement Friday that its technician team has begun reconnecting lines to other feeding stations in order to restore electricity to the region as soon as possible, noting that the buildings adjacent to the station will remain without power for a while.

The electricity company appealed to the security authorities in Tripoli to investigate immediately the incident and hold those responsible for such acts accountable.