Hyderabad: Social media users are sharing pictures of Sri Lankan singer Yohani Diloka de Silvas. In one of the pictures, a huge crowd can be seen at the airport. In the second picture, Yohani can be seen sitting in cozy environs

Users claim that more than 4.5 lakh people reached Delhi airport to welcome Yohani.

"More than 450,000 people have thronged Delhi airport to welcome Yohani yesterday….29th …On arrival, she received cash and gifts worth USD 500,000 even before she hit the stage today. She was welcomed by India`s billionaire film stars and business tycoons. Already the song is topping charts of Europe and has just entered the USA. In India, this week it was the number one song. Her maiden live performance is tonight at New Delhi," reads the post.

Fact Check

The claim is False.

NewsMeter firstly performed a Google Reverse Image which directed the team to a website of `airlive'.

"At least three people have died as a result of the powerful typhoon, Kyodo News Agency reported on Tuesday local time. More than 160 flights were canceled and scores of train lines closed for hours, snarling the morning commute for millions in a greater Tokyo area with a population of some 36 million. Roughly 14,000 people were stranded at Narita Airport on Monday night, Kyodo said, citing Narita International Airport Corp," Airlive reported on September 10, 2019,

The team then found a similar report on the website of Kyodo News, Japan's leading news agency titled "Narita airport chaos ending with the resumption of train services"

"Sleepless travelers left Narita airport on Tuesday, a day after Typhoon Faxai disrupted flights and train services and forced some 13,000 people to stay overnight at the major international airport near Tokyo. Long lines formed at train ticket counters even before the first train service on the Keisei Line began at around 5:20 a.m," reads the report.

NewsMeter lastly compared the viral image and the original picture. The team found that both the images were the same.

It is therefore evident that the viral claim is False. The image of the crowd at Narita International Airport in Japan is shared as people welcoming Yohani at Delhi airport.

Claim Review :   People at Delhi airport welcoming Yohani
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Tejal Sinha

Tejal Sinha is currently a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is pursuing Masters in Journalism and Communication from St Francis College for Women. She is open to learning new things while exploring the road to unbiased journalism. She has also been awarded best report by women journalists, 2021. You can follow Tejal on Twitter @SinhaTejal

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