Hyderabad: A video of fishes swimming in a flooded house is viral on social media. Users claim that it happened in Tirupati during recent floods.

The video is shared along with a caption in Telugu. "Fishes in the house in Tirupati," reads the English translation.

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Fact check:

The claim is false.

NewsMeter performed a reverse image search of the screenshots of the viral video. It was revealed that videos with similar scenes have been shared on social media in November 2020. Those videos can be viewed here. The video was recorded by Sid Razali and shared on social media, according to a YouTube channel video description.

Based on these details, we looked for Sid Razali account handles and found his Twitter account. He shared the video on November 24, 2020. In his tweet, Sid Razali mentioned about the fishes.

He also tweeted another video of his house being submerged in a flood.

The language used in the video was 'Malay'. It is officially spoken in Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, and Indonesia. Taking that as a clue, we searched for relevant news in those countries and found several news reports on the incident.

The incident happened in Malaysia's Teragan, the article said.

"The video serves as a neat satirical commentary to the ongoing flood problems we experience in Malaysia every single year," said another article.

However, a video with similar scenes was shared on social media by some users on 20 November 2020. Those videos can be seen here.

Several news outlets have published articles claiming that the inland areas of Tirupati were submerged due to heavy rains. The articles reported that the floodwaters had entered some houses in Tirupati following.

Some news channels reported that fishes were washed away in the Tirupati floods. You can see those reports here, here and here. But, the viral video shared is not related to the Tirupati floods.

Hence, the claim is false. The viral video took place in Malaysia and is a year old.

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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