Underwater demolition by Finland's dredging company passed off as lightning striking on river

A video of sudden disturbance in a water body is viral on social media. Users claim that it shows an amazing view of lighting falling on a river.

By Satya Priya BN  Published on  24 Jun 2021 5:37 AM GMT
Underwater demolition by Finlands dredging company passed off as lightning striking on river

A video of sudden disturbance in a water body is viral on social media. Users claim that it shows an amazing view of lighting falling on a river.

Several users have shared this video with Hindi caption "किसी नदी में बिजली गिरने का अद्भुत दृश्य आपने नही देखा होगा तो देखिये"



Archive links:

https://web.archive.org/save/https://www.facebook.com/sanjay.kranti.56/videos/328100595595711

https://web.archive.org/save/https://www.facebook.com/watch/?ref=search&v=2828125114105505

https://web.archive.org/save/https://twitter.com/sdtiwari/status/1406291279076462597

This is being shared on all platforms of social media.

This video has been shared over the past several years. It was shared on YouTube with the claim that it shows lightning striking Kanya Kumari Dam.


Fact Check:

The claim is FALSE.

When we performed a reverse image search in Google, we found a website distinctlymontana.com, which debunked this claim in 2020. The same video was viral back in 2020, with a claim that it shows Lighting in Montana stream (Montana is a state in the USA).

According to the article, the video is real, but it does not show lightning striking a stream in Montana. But is footage of an underwater controlled demolition set by a dredging company in Finland. The flash that resembles lightning is an ignition detonation cord.

We also found the original video that was posted by Rannikon Merityo. Rannikon Merityo is a company founded in 2012, with experience in beach and water construction since 1990.

The viral video was shared on the website and its Facebook page stating: "Check out the video of the underwater explosion work! Always turn to the help of an expert in these matters."

https://www.merityo.fi/louhinta

This claim was debunked by Snopes and AFP in 2017 and 2020 respectively.

Therefore, the video of underwater demolition by a dredging company in Finland is being shared as lightning striking on a river. The viral claim is FALSE.

Claim Review:Lightning striking on a river.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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