Fact Check: Video of a couple swimming in Hyderabad Floods Fake

Hyderabad: A video purporting to be of a couple swimming in floodwater in their house has been widely circulated on social media. Some netizens also posted the pictures saying that this is from Hyderabad. The video was also shown in some Telugu TV channels.

One such tweet was from Karuna Gopal.

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She shared the picture of the couple, saying ‘Swimming to reach your home! Hyderabad the Global City’. Many commented to this tweet that this was not from Hyderabad.

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Fact Check:

Thanks to a reverse image search with the keywords ‘Swimming in Floods’ we were able to uncover various results from different websites. Many of those results described the photo as ‘Floods in Prayagraj — Husband-wife swimming in flood’. This is the News article from NewsTrackLive.com website http://tiny.cc/mcrndz

This video was first uploaded on inKhabar’s Youtube page on September 21, 2019. Later, India News’ YouTube channel uploaded the same video on September 22, 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_xParlW2Oc.

Times of India also shared this video on September 24, 2019. The video has also been shared as a situation from Patna, Bihar, on WhatsApp.

Claim: Picture that represents the situation in Hyderabad due to Floods

Claims by: Various Social media

Fact Check: False. The video is from Prayagaraj Floods in September 2019

 

Satya Priya BN

Motivated professional with a zeal to learn, Sathya Priya has more than 5 years of experience as a Content and Digital manager in Press, Electronic and Digital media. She is Andhra Pradesh government accredited Multimedia Journalist.
Ms Priya has worked for more than 4 years as Web and Digital media manager in Bhaarat Today, telugu TV channel. Along with news, she has experience in television program production. Demonstrated excellent management and leadership skills to lead the Digital Media staff. Worked collaboratively with staff, management and IT support.
A science Post Graduate, with great computing skills, She is a fact checker certified by Google News Initiative. She has also completed Fundamentals of Digital Marketing Certification from Google.

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