Old landslide video of Mizoram passed off as Andhra avalanche

A video of a landslide was telecast by G24TV News on July 14 claiming that the incident took place on Kurnool- Srisailam road.

By Sunanda Naik  Published on  18 July 2022 6:02 AM GMT
Old landslide video of Mizoram passed off as Andhra avalanche

HYDERABAD: A video of a landslide was telecast by G24TV News on July 14 claiming that the incident took place on Kurnool- Srisailam road.

The news agency shared this video with a caption: "Due to heavy rains on the way from Kurnool to Srisailam, the hills are breaking down..!!". (Click here for the archive)



Other media organizations also shared the same video but claimed that it occurred in Maharashtra and Goa. TV9 Bharatvarsh claimed that it shows visuals of the landslide on the Nashik-Surat highway in Maharashtra, while Sahilonline TV News claimed that the incident took place in AnmodGhat, Goa.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzFAf96moMk


FACT CHECK:

NewsMeter performed a reverse image search and found that multiple Twitter users shared the same video mentioning the location as Assam. Netizens tagged HimantaBiswas, the CM of Assam in the tweets and shared the video with the hashtag "#Assam Floods". (Click here and here to view more)


Taking the location as a hint, NewsMeter searched further and found the same video uploaded by East Mojo Assam on June 21, 2022. The media organization too mentions the location as Assam. The description states that the incident took place on the CacharSilchar road.




Following the cues, Newsmeter performed a keyword search to find landslide-related incidences in Silchar and found the same video published by their channels ad FB groups dated 20th June-22 with the caption "Landslide at Silchar - Mizoram National Highway 306 (NH 306) #assamfloods #floods".



The landslide video is neither from Andhra Pradesh nor Maharashtra or Goa. It is an old video of a landslide at Silchar - Mizoram National Highway.


NewsMeter also confirmed the location with East Mojo, a North-East Indian daily and they confirmed that the video belongs to Chachar-Silchar landslide. "This incident happened in Cachar-Silchar Road in Assam, which is going viral frequently as other places. The video is not from Nashik, Maharashtra. The claim going viral is fake," added Rangman Das, a reporter at East Mojo.

Thus, the claim is false.

Claim Review:Landslide video from Northeast being shared as a recent incident on Kurnool to Srisailam route
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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