A Juicy Scandal Breaks in Vladivostok Because of All-Fools’ Day Joke
The joke of one of the local news agency triggered panic in the city
VLADIVOSTOK. April 2. VOSTOK-MEDIA - A juicy scandal broke in Vladivostok because of All-Fools’ Day joke. On April the first a popular local news agency had published the comic article that led to losses of one of the key companies of the city – ‘Vodokanal’. It was stated in the article that there would be mass cold water outages because of severe economical situation. The point was that cold water would be cut during the hours of darkness because of bad economic situation. And the agency advised people to lay in a supply of water. Moreover, the news was not at first marked by smile or anything that would indicate it as a joke. And only when scandal started to gain pace, the authors of the article added a note about All-Fools’ Day joke. Meanwhile, other news agencies picked up the news and started spread it around the city. It caused the panic.
So, people started to lay in a supply of water, and the water consumption increased dramatically. The company managed to avoid major losses of water thanks to timely taken measures. Excess consumption accounted for 3 thousand cubic meters. The aftermath could have been much worse.
According to the chief operating officer, at the present time the legal department of the company is considering the issue as to prosecution the media agency.
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