Fact Check: Photo from 2019 Bihar floods falsely linked to 2021 Mumbai rains

An image of men's blazers submerged in water in a clothing store reportedly in Mumbai following the recent heavy rains has gone viral on social media.

By Misha Rajani  Published on  25 July 2021 9:09 AM GMT
Fact Check: Photo from 2019 Bihar floods falsely linked to 2021 Mumbai rains

Hyderabad: An image of men's blazers submerged in water in a clothing store reportedly in Mumbai following the recent heavy rains has gone viral on social media.


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Fact Check

The claim is false.

NewsMeter performed a reverse image search and found a news report by NewsNation TV. The report said the photo is from Bihar from 2019. Twenty-five districts in the state received heavy rains that year and the situation was so severe that the disaster management department had called an emergency meeting in Patna. The report, which carries the viral image, stated that the entire clothing store had been submerged in the floodwaters.

The same was also reported by NaiDunia and Inkabar in 2019. The reports further said the incident took place at a Raymond's showroom in Hathwa Market, Patna. A YouTube channel, Live Cities Media Private Limited, had uploaded a video in September 2019 of the flooded clothing store and said it was from Patna.


The viral image is from Bihar during the 2019 floods and not from the 2021 rains in Mumbai. Hence, the claim is false.


Claim Review:Image claims to show Mumbai clothing store submerged in floodwaters following the recent rains.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:NewsMeeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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