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Digvijaya Singh apologises for tweeting wrong pic of 'Bhopal rly bridge'

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today apologised for tweeting a picture of a bridge in and claiming it to be a railway bridge in Bhopal, days after did the same over an unverified tweet.

"This is a pillar of an under-construction railway overbridge at Subhash Nagar Railway Gate at The cracks on it raise questions over its quality...I hope what happened in doesn't happen here too," Singh had tweeted yesterday, along with a photograph of a bridge with a pillar that had developed cracks on it.

AltNews, a website that cross-checks information posted on Twitter, pointed out the mistake to Singh, saying it was an old image of a damaged in Rawalpindi,

The photo of the damaged pillar had been used on the and on each occasion, a different location was mentioned, AltNews said in a tweet.

"My apologies. One of my friend sent it to me. My fault I didn't check up (sic)," tweeted Singh, replying to AltNews.

On June 4, too had a similar experience when she shared a video of a group of people washing dishes in muddy water on the microblogging website. Assuming that they were railways staffers, she had tagged in the tweet.

The next day, the Indian Railways issued a clarification, stating that the people shown in the video were workers at a Malaysian eatery, after which the issued an apology.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, June 10 2018. 22:05 IST