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2022 Video Of Chairs, Tables Being Blown Away In Karnataka Falsely Linked To Cyclone Biparjoy

Authors

Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

Claim
Strong winds during Cyclone Biparjoy blows away chairs, tables across a road in Gujarat.

Fact
Video was taken during heavy rain near Hubbali airport in Karnataka in 2022.

Several social media users are circulating a video showing chairs flying across a road amid heavy rain and gusty winds, claiming that it happened as a result of Cyclone Biparjoy in Gujarat. Biparjoy, which means ‘calamity’ in Bangla, hit the coasts of the state of Gujarat late on Thursday with speeds of up to 125kmph (78 mph), blowing roofs off houses and uprooting trees and electricity poles.

The archived versions of the tweets can be seen here and here.

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

Fact Check

Newschecker ran a reverse image search of keyframes of the video, which led us to this Youtube video, dated May 6, 2022, uploaded by The Logical Indian. According to the description, strong wind caused chairs, tables, and crockery of a canteen to fly through the air near Hubballi Airport in Karnataka on May 5.

Taking a cue from this, we ran a relevant keyword search, which led us to multiple news reports about the incident, seen here and here. “A canteen near Hubballi Airport is having a hard time holding itself together as strong winds take over the surrounding area. Chairs, tables, and crockery can be seen flying as if they have lost all weight in them. On Thursday, May 5, Karnataka, was greeted by heavy rains, gusty winds, and thunder on top of it, reported Hubballi Times,” stated a News18 report, dated May 7, 2022. Hubbali Times uploaded a video on its Facebook page, confirming that the viral video is of the same incident.

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

Conclusion

Video of chairs, tables of an airport canteen in Karnataka flying across the road amid heavy rain has been falsely linked to Cyclone Biparjoy’s impact in Gujarat.

Result: False

Sources
Youtube video, The Logical Indian, May 6, 2022
Times Now report, May 6, 2022


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Authors

Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

Kushel HM
Kushel HM
Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

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