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Three injured in Google data center accident

Three injured in Google data center accident

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Three people were injured in an accident at a Google data center in the US state of Iowa. They had to be taken to the hospital. Google confirmed this information on Tuesday.

source: BELGA

The accident occurred Monday at the data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Three people were injured. “They are receiving treatment and are in a stable condition,” the spokesman said. “We are working closely with partners and local authorities to thoroughly investigate the situation and provide assistance when necessary.”

On Monday evening, Google’s website and search engine were also down temporarily. But the company denies any connection between those cases and the Iowa incident.

many problems

On the US site Downdetector, where people can report crashes, Monday evening around 9 p.m. New York time (3 hours Belgian time, editor) More than 40,000 reports have been received. Google’s website wouldn’t load and people said they couldn’t do searches either. Problems have also been reported in Taiwan and Japan. This kind of malfunction rarely happens to the site and Google’s search engine. After an hour the problems were resolved.

british newspaper Watchman You mentioned that there are also issues with Google Gmail services, Google Maps, and Google Photos. Google said it was a software update that caused problems and apologized for the issues.

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