One cable cut explained, but 4 others still a mystery

[AFP] A ship’s anchor severed one undersea Internet cable damaged last week, it was revealed on Thursday amid ongoing outages in the Middle East and South Asia, but mystery shrouds what caused another four reported cuts.There has been speculation that five cables being cut in almost as many days was too much of a coincidence and that sabotage must have been involved.India’s Flag telecom said in a statement that the cut to the Falcon cable between the United Arab Emirates and Oman “is due to a ship anchor… an abandoned anchor weighing five to six tonnes was found.”

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