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Last Updated: Thursday April 07 2011 11:02 GMT

Woman cuts off the internet for a whole country!

Fibre optic cables

A 75-year-old woman accidentally disconnected the internet for the whole nation of Armenia, for five hours.

She was digging for copper on 28 March in neighbouring country Georgia, when she sliced an underground cable, cutting off Armenia's connection.

Georgia provides 90% of Armenia's internet, so the incident had catastrophic consequences.

3.2 million people live in Armenia, in Eastern Europe, and web users were left with just blank computer screens.

The woman was scavenging for scrap copper to make money by selling it on. While digging, she broke through the fibre-optic cable that supplies Armenia with its web access.

She is now facing up to three years in prison for damaging state property.