Indian official drains reservoir to retrieve mobile phone

Rendering of what the phone might have looked like at the bottom of the reservoir

With great power comes great responsibility. So, you are a government official and you drop your phone in a reservoir. What do you do? You send a diver? You use insurance to replace it? If you are a certain food inspector in India, you panic because you think your phone has sensitive government secrets and you have the reservoir drained.

More than 2m litres (approximately 52,8344 gallons) of water, was enough to irrigate 600 hectares (1,500 acres) of farmland was drained in this exercise. It took four days to find the phone and it was too waterlogged to use. The official has been suspended. India has serious water issues, making this waste of water more grave.

(See more information at this article by The Guardian.)

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