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Smoke and power outage leads to evacuation at LBJ hospital

People sitting outside at LBJ hospital during power outage

Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Local residents who were at the LBJ Medical Center Tuesday afternoon had to be evacuated and according to a security officer, it was because there was smoke in the building and a power outage.

Reportedly, an employee had turned on a light switch that caused a power surge, affecting computers and causing one of them to smoke and the power to go off in that particular wing of the LBJ.

Samoa News tried unsuccessfully yesterday to obtain an official comment from hospital officials.