Hyderabad: A video of heavy rainwater gushing down a street and people being washed away by the strong current is being shared on social media with the claim that it is from Vaishno Devi.

A Facebook user shared the post with the caption, "Heavy rain on Mata Vaishno Devi".

Similarly, the video is going viral on Facebook and Twitter with the claim that it is from Vaishno Devi.

The link to the post can be seen here.


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Fact Check:

The claim is misleading.

NewsMeter with the help of some keywords found several news reports about the video. The video is from 1 August 2019 when the area near Ajmer Sharif Dargah was submerged due to heavy rains and a man was swept away. He was trying to save his cart when he was washed away by the strong current. However, he was later rescued.




We also found the second part of the video that is being shared by many Facebook users as that of Vaishno Devi. It is being claimed that the video is recent when Katra, including Jammu, received heavy rains.

Some screenshots of the video were also used in a news report by Punjab Kesari while reporting about the heavy rains in Vaishno Devi.

NewsMeter found that while the video is from Vaishno Devi it is not recent. It has been circulating since 2019.



Hence, the claim is misleading. The first part of the viral video is from 2019 from Ajmer, Rajasthan, while the second part is from Vaishno Devi but it is two years old.

Claim Review :   Video of recent heavy rainfall in Vaishno Devi.
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  Misleading

Sabya Singh

Sabya is currently a fact-checker at NewsMeter and a full-time reporter with Hans India. she has a keen interest in pursuing stories of education, women and child development and loves photography. She is pursuing her M.A in mass communication and journalism from St.Francis of women. she is an avid reader and paints in her spare time.

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