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Viral Video Claiming To Show Delhi Floods Is Actually OId Footage From Bengaluru

Authors

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
Video of heavy flooding in Delhi following recent spell of relentless rainfall.

Fact
Old video from Bengaluru shared in a false context.

At least 11 people were dead as incessant downpour created havoc in Delhi. Visuals showing waterlogged roads, underpasses, and inundated colonies flooded social media platforms, highlighting the plight of the national capital. In this backdrop, a video showing people dragging their two-wheelers through a flooded road, while other vehicles struggle to make their way through the deluge, has grabbed the attention online. Those sharing the video claim that it showed the condition of Delhi following the recent bout of heavy rainfall.

Multiple users shared the video on both X and Facebook, claiming to show the deluge  in Delhi. The video has also found its way to YouTube as well. Newschecker, however, found that the video was in fact from Bengaluru.

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

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Fact Check/Verification

On carefully analysing the viral footage, we noticed “BMRCL ” –Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited– written on the panel erected on the road. Additionally, the number plate of cars seen in the video stated “KA,” raising our doubts.

Video from Delhi
Screengrabs from viral video

Following this, we looked up the keyframes of the viral footage on Google Lens which yielded a report by India.com, dated September 5, 2022. Carrying a screengrab from the same clip, it stated, “Owing to incessant torrential rains, the Silicon Valley of India, Bengaluru has turned into a city of lakes. The capital of Karnataka has been inundated with rainwater in various parts causing disruptions in the daily functioning of the city life.”

Screengrabs from India.com website

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A video by Akash Banerjee’s YouTube channel The Deshbhakt from September 2022, also carried a snippet from the video to show the condition of Bengaluru after rainfall. “A few hours of rain and India’s Silicon City has a new look & identity,” the description stated.

Screengrab from YouTube video by The Deshbhakt

We were also able to spot the location seen in the video in Bengaluru on Google Maps. The same can be seen here.

(L-R) Screengrab from viral video and Google Images

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Conclusion

Hence, an old video from Bengaluru has been shared to show massive flooding in Delhi following the recent spell of incessant rainfall.

Result: False

Sources
Report By India.com, Dated September 5, 2022
YouTube Video By The Deshbhakt, Dated September 5, 2022
Google Images


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Authors

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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