The two structures were of wood, due to the terrain where they were located. They were of a greater thickness and height than traditional posts, approximately 66 feet, but the perpetrators were still able to topple them, according to the spokesman of the ENEE for the North zone, Carlos Rodriguez Panting.
The attack occurred in the community Chancay, a mountainous area of the Department of Yoro.
From four in the afternoon on Sunday, different communities began to contact the ENEE about electricity outages, but no one knew why. After sending technicians to thoroughly investigate the area, the sabotage was detected.
It is assumed that the criminals used several axes, which was verified by the ENEE technicians, and which indicated several individuals were involved.
The head of the ENEE crews, Carlos Gonzalez, said that the towers which were brought down were holding the power line that supplies service to the municipality of Morazan.
Mr. Rodriguez Panting said the damage being done in large part is to the State, but could also be to the families affected. “It is estimated that the losses the ENEE is assessing are about a million Lempiras, including labor, materials, and what the company has lost in sales,” said the spokesman.