Video of bridge collapse is from Indonesia, not Assam

A video of a bridge collapsing in floodwater is being shared by multiple media outlets. They claim that the bridge collapsed during cyclone Asani in Assam.

By Misha Rajani  Published on  20 May 2022 7:30 AM GMT
Video of bridge collapse is from Indonesia, not Assam

HYDERABAD: A video of a bridge collapsing in floodwater is being shared by multiple media outlets. They claim that the bridge collapsed during cyclone Asani in Assam.

Media outlet News Tak shared the video claiming to show footage of an iron bridge that used to connect Dima Hasao and Barak Valley in Assam being washed away by the flood.

Media outlet Indian TV shared the video with the caption, "Dangerous video of flood in Assam, train overturned."


Several other media outlets including Asianetnews Hindi, News18 Lokmat, TV9 Hindi, and TV9 Bangla also shared the video claiming the same.

FACT CHECK:

NewsMeter performed a reverse image and found the same video tweeted by Australian news outlet SBS News on April 5, 2021. The video caption states that it shows footage of homes and bridges being swept away in Indonesia and East Timor as torrential rain brought landslides and floods to the region.

Several Indonesian websites like Tribune News, M S News Indonesia, and One Line TV shared the video in April 2021 too. The video shows the Kambaniru bridge in Waingapu, East Sumba collapsing in a flash flood. The description reads, "The Ahmad Yani Bridge or known to locals as the old Kambaniru bridge in East Sumba Regency, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) collapsed in a flash flood, Sunday (4/4/2021) afternoon local time."




An old video of a bridge collapsing in a flash flood in Indonesia is being wrongly shared as destruction caused by cyclone Asani in Assam.

Claim Review:A video of a bridge collapsing in a flash flood shows the effects of cyclone Asani in Assam.
Claimed By:Media outlets
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Media outlets
Claim Fact Check:False
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