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Rumours about cracks in Mullaperiyar dam 'baseless': Kerala

PTI | Updated on: 16 Aug 2018, 11:41:01 PM
Kerala floods 2018 (Photo: PTI)

Kerala floods 2018 (Photo: PTI)

Thiruvananthapuram:

The Kerala government on Thursday described as "completely baseless" rumours being spread in social media sites like WhatsApp and Facebook that the Mullaperiyar dam has developed some cracks.

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"This rumour is completely baseless and the dam has not developed any cracks as alleged. These rumours are creating unnecessary panic among people living in downstream in the Periyar catchment," Water Resources secretary Tinku Biswal said.

In a letter to DGP Loknath Behara, she wanted the Cyber cell to trace the source of the rumours and take immediate action against them. 

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First Published : 16 Aug 2018, 09:26:31 PM