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

By Satya Priya BN  Published on  30 Sep 2019 1:13 PM GMT
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.

Fact Check Flood Tweet

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.

Fact Check Flood 1

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.

Times of India also shared this video on September 24, 2019.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/the-woman-got-to-hone-her-swimming-skills/videoshow/71260462.cms

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

Claim Review:Video of a couple swimming in Hyderabad Floods
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:NewsMeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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