No Helicopter Crash in TN, Report Was Based on ‘Burning Tree’
“No debris from a helicopter has been found anywhere in the vicinity. This is fake,” the district collector said.
Reports of a helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu's Pudukkottai district on Friday, 12 June, turned out to be false.
“It is a wrong message that is being spread. We will take strict action against those spreading it. Revenue Divisional Officer of Aranthangi, and Tahsildar of Avudaiyarkoil are inspecting the site. A dry Karuvelam tree has been burning in the area. No debris from a helicopter has been found anywhere in the vicinity. This is entirely fake," Pudukkottai District Collector P Uma Maheshwari was quoted as saying by The News Minute.
[Note: An earlier version of this story had mentioned that a helicopter had crashed in Tamil Nadu's Pudukkottai district on Friday, based on a tweet by ANI. The tweet was later deleted, with a clarification put out by the news agency at 1:18 pm saying it was "withdrawn because of incorrect information". We regret the error.]
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