Monday, April 21, 2014   

Burning transformer halts Mexico basketball game
(12-05 10:57)

US National Basketball Association stars were evacuated from a Mexico City arena Wednesday after an electrical glitch spread smoke on the court before a game between the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves.
The NBA tweeted the start of the game has been delayed due to a “generator malfunction.’
Players abandoned their warm-up and exited the 22,000-capacity Arena Ciudad de Mexico about an hour before tip-off, an AFP photographer said, adding that the stands were empty at the time.
“A transformer burned. There is smoke at the moment which is already clearing up,'' arena spokeswoman Flor Lopez told AFP. “There will be a game. There is no time yet.''
The city's civil protection chief, Fausto Lugo, tweeted that the problem was under control and people were returning to the arena.

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