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2021 Video Showing Massive Flooding In Gujarat’s Jamnagar Shared As Recent

Authors

Seeking facts is Prathmesh’s priority before publishing any story. He has worked for India News, Apna Gujarat, and Opera News. Prathmesh is committed to fact-check all the misinformation he comes across.

Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

Claim
Massive flooding in Gujarat due to Cyclone Biparjoy.
Fact
Video in circulation since September 2021, and has been falsely linked to Cyclone Biparjoy. 

A video of showing massive inundation, with multiple buildings partially submerged in muddy waters, has gone viral on social media platforms, with users linking it to Cyclone Biparjoy that made landfall on Gujarat coast yesterday. 

Those sharing the footage claimed that it showed the impact of cyclone Biparjoy in Jamnagar. Newschecker found that nearly two-year-old video has been falsely shared to show the massive flooding in Jamnagar due to the cyclone. 

Multiple Twitter users shared the video asserting that it showed the impact of cyclone Biparjoy in Gujarat.

Such posts can be seen here, here, here, here, here and here.

Also Read: Cyclone Biparjoy – Old Video Falsely Shared As ‘Current Situation’ At Port Qasim In Karachi

Fact Check/Verification

A reverse image search on the keyframes of the viral clip led us to a video posted by YouTube channel vadhiya bhai369, dated September 13, 2021. The description of the video revealed that the incessant downpour in Jamnagar had created an “emergency situation.”

Flooding in Gujarat
Screengrab from YouTube video by vadhiya bhai369

Also Read: Man Reporting On ‘Gujarat Cyclone’ Hit By Waves? No, Old Video From Kerala Shared With False Claim

The video was also shared on Facebook by @Viralgujrat on September 13, 2021.

Screengrab from Facebook post by @Viralgujrat

Heavy rainfall had caused massive flooding in various parts of Gujarat including Jamnagar and Rajkot in September 2021. Multiple outlets had reported on the inundation in multiple places in Gujarat due to the incessant rains. Such reports can be seen here, here and here

Also Read: Old, Unrelated Videos Shared To Show Impact Of Cyclone Biparjoy

Conclusion

We can thus conclude that an old video has been falsely shared to show massive flooding in Gujarat under the impact of Cyclone Biparjoy.

Result: False

Sources
YouTube Video By vadhiya bhai369, Dated September 13, 2021
Facebook Post By @Viralgujrat, Dated September 13, 2021


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Authors

Seeking facts is Prathmesh’s priority before publishing any story. He has worked for India News, Apna Gujarat, and Opera News. Prathmesh is committed to fact-check all the misinformation he comes across.

Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

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