Old crocodile video of Vadodara falsely linked to floods in Assam

A video of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) officials catching hold of a crocodile in a water-logged area is being shared online. Users say the crocodile was caught found in a flooded street of Assam.

By Misha Rajani  Published on  27 Jun 2022 8:45 AM GMT
Old crocodile video of Vadodara falsely linked to floods in Assam

HYDERABAD: A video of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) officials catching hold of a crocodile in a water-logged area is being shared online. Users say the crocodile was caught found in a flooded street of Assam.

FACT CHECK:

NewsMeter performed a reverse image search and found several news outlets reporting on the incident. However, they are all from August 2019 and mention the location as Vadodara, Gujarat.

One India News and ETV Telangana reported that in 2019, heavy rains caused floods in Vadodara that resulted in several crocodiles making their way into Vadodara's waterlogged streets. The NDRF team rescued the crocodile from a flooded residential area and the crocodile was handed over to forest department officials after being rescued.



Several other media outlets such as India Today and ANI mentioned that a 10 feet long crocodile was rescued by the NDRF and forest department officials on 3 August 2019. According to the wildlife activists, several crocodiles made their way into Vadodara's waterlogged streets from the Vishwamitri River.

Evidently, an old video from Vadodara is being shared about the situation of the flooded streets of Assam.

Claim Review:crocodile was caught found in a flooded street of Assam.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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