Minor landslide caused crack near Neyyar Dam in Kerala

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Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 30 (ANI): The cracks the developed on the ground near the Neyyar Dam on Saturday was the result of a minor landslide in the area, said scientists from the Centre For Earth Science Studies (CESS), who visited the site on Monday.

CESS scientists also revealed that the crack appeared only as a regional phenomenon on primary examination.

Water Resources Minister N K Premachandran, who visited the area, said that a detailed study would be conducted once the rainy season was over.

"There is around 120-metre-long crack at the base of dam downstream. We reached here as we got information about the cracks. We have relocated people living nearby as a precautionary measure. The government will take appropriate measures after examining the extend of damage," said Premachandran.

The dam is located at the foot of the Western Ghats on the Neyyar River. It was constructed in 1958 and is a popular picnic spot. (ANI)

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