Video of Pakistan mishap falsely linked to Hyderabad rains

A video of several motorcyclists falling and getting injured while riding over a slippery flyover is being shared on social media. Users claim it happened due to heavy rainfall at Shaikpet flyover, Hyderabad.

By Misha Rajani  Published on  27 Jun 2022 6:03 AM GMT
Video of Pakistan mishap falsely linked to Hyderabad rains

HYDERABAD: A video of several motorcyclists falling and getting injured while riding over a slippery flyover is being shared on social media. Users claim it happened due to heavy rainfall at Shaikpet flyover, Hyderabad.

Last week, heavy rains lashed Hyderabad. The highest rainfall of 92.8 mm was recorded at Madhapur, Serilingampally Mandal of Rangareddy District.

The video is being shared with the text, "Shaikpet flyover, 2W avoid it in rains"

NewsMeter received the viral video for verification as well.

FACT CHECK:

Newsmeter performed an InVid search and found multiple news outlets reporting on the incident, however, the location is mentioned as Karachi, Pakistan.


According to GEO TV, a Pakistani media outlet, on 22 June an unexpected dust-storm and heavy downpour lashed various areas of Karachi resulting in slippery roads that caused many motorcyclists to fall and get injured while riding. The incident took place at the flyover on Rashid Minhas Road near Millennium Mall. Several motorcyclists were slipping on the road one after another while coming down the ramp and commuters on other vehicles stopped to help the fallen motorcyclists.

https://www.geo.tv/latest/423925-watch-multiple-motorcyclists-fall-on-slippery-karachi-roads-amid-rain

The same was also reported by other media outlets such as Republic World, The World News, and One India.

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/u8DYhVAKjYY

The viral video shows the effects of heavy rainfall at the flyover on Rashid Minhas Road near Millenium Mall in Karachi and not at the Shaikpet flyover in Hyderabad.

Claim Review:effects of heavy rainfall at Shaikpet flyover in Hyderabad.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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