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Old Video Of Massive Waves Crashing Against Bridge 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

A huge wave crashes against a bridge in Gujarat owing to Cyclone Biparjoy.

Old video of massive waves crashing against bridge falsely linked to Cyclone Biparjoy.

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

Also read: Digitally Altered Video From 2022 Shared As Cyclone Biparjoy Off Gujarat Coast Near Dwarka

Fact

Newschecker ran a reverse image search of keyframes of the video, which led us to this Youtube video, uploaded by Dweepdiary Lakshadweep, dated August 26, 2017, stating that huge waves attacked Minicoy Island Eastern Jetty on August 23, 2017. A similar Youtube video can be seen here.

A comparison of screenshots confirms that the viral video is of the same weather event.

We learnt that Minicoy is the southernmost island of Lakshadweep. A few user images attached to the location of Eastern Jetty, Minicoy Island, on Google Maps indicate it is the same spot as seen in the video. We learnt that the viral video had been circulated earlier with other false claims, linking it to Cyclone Tauktae, Cyclone Ochi, Cyclone Yaas and an adverse-weather event in Malaysia

Result: False

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Sources
Youtube video, Dweepdiary Lakshadweep, August 26, 2017
Google Maps image


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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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