Fact check: Viral video of Hyderabad floods date back to September 2019

By Satya Priya BN  Published on  14 Oct 2020 6:48 AM GMT
Fact check:  Viral video of Hyderabad floods date back to September 2019

Hyderabad: Telangana and neighboring Andhra Pradesh have been witnessing heavy rain for the last three days. Twelve people have died in Telangana in the last 48 hours.

Several scary visuals with the city being flooded are doing rounds on social media. Among these, some of the old videos are also going viral.

One video showing scooters and people being pulled away by the speeding flood water, with a caption 'Osmangunj'. People helping each other to fight the speeding flood water can be seen in this video.

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Fact Check:

The claim that the viral video is recent is FALSE.

The video was taken from the Hyderabad floods that occurred in September 2019. Due to unprecedented rains, Hyderabad witnessed flooding of roads. This was reported by several media outlets.

We can see the same video being shared on YouTube by various users in September 2019.

Unprecedented and incessant rains were witnessed by Hyderabad city in September 2019 too. Following the rain, streets in Osman Gunj and Begum Bazar were flooded with sludge and slime was scattered everywhere. Shopkeepers of Tope Khana Road complained that the situation has been the same for almost a half-century. Every time the city receives heavy rain, Osman Gunj Nalah overflows for hours and the sewage enters into our shops and houses, year after year.

The same viral video can be seen shared by News 18 Telugu in September 2019, with reference to the Hyderabad floods at that time.

Areas like Panjagutta, Begumpet were flooded with floodwater in September 2019. Here is a report from the website named mirchi9.com, which shows several videos from the floods tweeted in September 2019.

Therefore, the claim that the viral video is recent and belongs to Hyderabad floods in October 2020 is FALSE.

Claim Review:Viral video of Hyderabad floods
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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