Norwegian diplomat shares video of submerged Chinese road as India's 'water highway'

A video of vehicles running on a flooded highway is widely circulating on social media. It is being claimed that the video is from India.

By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on  16 Sep 2022 1:12 PM GMT
Norwegian diplomat shares video of submerged Chinese road as Indias water highway

Hyderabad: A video of vehicles running on a flooded highway is widely circulating on social media. It is being claimed that the video is from India.

"Incredible India! I finally encountered the most beautiful water highway," wrote Erik Solheim, the president of Green Belt and Road Institute, while sharing the video on Twitter. (Archive)


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At the time of writing this article, the video had over 401.7K views.

Another user also shared the video claiming it showed the Indus highway in Sindh Pakistan.


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Several Facebook users from Pakistan have shared the video claiming it shows the Indus highway in Sindh Pakistan. (Click here and here to view the posts)

Fact Check

NewsMeter performed a reverse image search of the keyframes of the video and found that it was posted by the verified Twitter handle, Beautiful China, on 10 July 2021. According to the caption, the video is from "E China's Jiangxi." During the flood season, a section of Yongxiu-Wuchenga road was inundated when the water level exceeded over 18.67 meters.

The video was also posted by the verified Facebook page of People's Daily China, a Chinese government-controlled media. It also mentioned that the video is from E China's Jiangxi when a section of Yongxiu-Wucheng Road was submerged in water during the flood season.

We also found an article stating that the Yongxiu-Wucheng Road passing through Poyang lake gets submerged in water with the onset of the rainy season becoming "the most beautiful road under the water."

Hence, the claim that the video is from India is false.

Claim Review:The most beautiful water highway is from India.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:NewsMeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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