Hoax warning about a 'crack in a Philippine lake' fuels fears of further flooding

Published on 05/01/2023 at 09:46

False claims that warn of potential flooding due to a "crack in a lake" in the southern Philippines have circulated online after floods and landslides killed dozens across the disaster-prone archipelago over the Christmas weekend. Local officials denied issuing the warning and told AFP they visited the area and found no signs of a crack.