Fact Check: This video of NDRF team trying to catch a crocodile is not linked to recent Assam floods

A video showing officials of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) attempting to catch a crocodile in floodwater is going viral on social media. It is being claimed that the video is from the recent Assam floods.

By Sabya Singh  Published on  4 July 2022 1:46 PM GMT
Fact Check: This video of NDRF team trying to catch a crocodile is not linked to recent Assam floods

Hyderabad: A video showing officials of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) attempting to catch a crocodile in floodwater is going viral on social media. It is being claimed that the video is from the recent Assam floods.

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Fact Check

The claim is misleading.

NewsMeter performed a keyword search and found the video on YouTube. It was uploaded in August 2019 and is titled "NDRF TEAM CATCHING #CROCODILE | SUCH A #DANGEROUS RESCUE OPERATION DID BY #NDRF TEAM."


The Times of India reported the incident and published a video in August 2019. According to the report, the incident took place in Vadodara in Gujarat. The headline reads "10-feet-long crocodile rescued by NDRF and forest department in Vadodara."

On 3 August 2019, ANI tweeted that the video is from the Vadsar area of Vadodara, Gujarat, and shows the NDRF team rescuing a crocodile.

Hence, the claim that the video of the NDRF team trying to catch a crocodile is from the recent Assam floods is false.

Claim Review:A video of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) attempting to catch a crocodile is from the recent Assam floods.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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