With passions reaching fever pitch between Kerala and Tamil Nadu over the decommissioning of the century-old Mullaperiyar dam, experts are asking whether dams do collapse in India?

Three dams have collapsed in Andhra Pradesh in the last five years. These include the Subbaraya Sagar in East Godavari in 2010, the Palamvagu Dam in Khammam in August 2008 and the Gundlavagu Dam in Warangal district in 2006.