A spokesperson for the dam’s operator confirmed that there unplanned shutdowns of the second and third generators. Repairs are currently been carried out, and the country’s government has said the situation is safe and under control.

No reason for the unit shutdowns has yet been given.

Toktogul hydro facility is located on the Naryn River, and produces 40% of the country’s electricity. All four of the project’s turbine-generators were commissioned in 1975.