'EE' number plate car passed as that of Jagtial floods

Floods in Jagtial district and death of a journalist have caused quite a concern but there are video’s circulating on social media from other countries shown as that of Jagital.

By Sabya Singh  Published on  13 July 2022 1:32 PM GMT
EE number plate car passed as that of Jagtial floods

Hyderabad: Floods in Jagtial district and death of a journalist have caused quite a concern but there are video's circulating on social media from other countries shown as that of Jagital.

Fact Check:

The claim is false.

A video of a vehicle washed away in flood water amid the heavy rains is widely circulated on social media, claiming that the journalist was washed away in floodwater in Jagtial.

This viral claim comes after Jagtial received very heavy (115.6 mm-204.4 mm) to extremely heavy (above 204.5 mm) rainfall.

NewsMeter conducted a reverse image search and found similar videos with the title, "Heavy rains and Guru Purnima 2022". Another video by the YOYO TV channel has uploaded the video

with the title, "Car washed away in flood water at Jagtial".

These videos were uploaded on 13 July 2022.



Further, we found a video uploaded on YouTube in 2021, with the username "Explore the world with Huzaifa". The title of the video read, "Car fall in flood in Pakistan"

https://youtube.com/shorts/L4PH7w-PE1k?feature=share

Next, we checked the video frames and noticed the Initial letters of the vehicle. It was 'EE'. We couldn't locate the number plate in any country. But, it clearly shows that the vehicle doesn't belong to Hyderabad or India.

We zoomed in on the vehicle where we could notice the vehicle is a Suzuki Potohar. Pak Suzuki

Motor Company Limited (PSMCL) is a Pakistani automobile company which is a subsidiary of Japanese automaker Suzuki.

https://www.daraz.pk/products/suzuki-potohar-emblem-set-in-plastic-i141770781.html

https://www.coursehero.com/file/77053803/Pak-Suzuki-Motor-Company-Limiteddocx/

'A journalist working in Telangana was washed away in Telangana's Jagtial district amid heavy rains that have been lashing the area' according to The News minute.

https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/telangana-ntv-journalist-washed-away-floodwaters-jagtial-165790


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