Fact Check: Video of flooded airport in Mexico falsely shared as that of Hyderabad

A video of a flooded airport is being circulated on social media with a claim that it is Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in Hyderabad.

The Facebook post read, “RGIA Airport Shamshabad after Heavy Rain ”

Another similar post was found here.

FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the video and found the claim to be false.

With the help of InVID tool, we got the keyframes of the video. On putting the keyframes through Google Reverse Image Search, we found the same video on Reddit claiming that the flood-like situation inundated the airport in Mexico City.

Further, we also found the same video on Twitter, uploaded by Así El Weso (a Mexican radio program) dated August 31, 2017, which means that the video is old.

The tweet (translated in English) read, “Thus, the [situation at] @AICM_mx due to the rain that fell this evening #Weseros.”

The tweet tagged the official Twitter handle of the Benito Juarez International Airport, Mexico (@AICM_mx).

We also found another video on Twitter by Newsweek Mexico dated August 31, 2017

The translated caption read, “They suspended operations in the @AICM_mx because of the rains. This is what some track areas look like. nwnoticias.com Video: @CanalOnceTV)”.

Moreover, we also found the screengrab of the same video in a news article by Chailango dated August 31, 2017, claiming that this is what the situation at the airport tarmac looked like.

Another, news article on Selecciones dated August 31, 2017, claimed that severe flooding was reported from Mexico City International Airport (AICM).

Moreover, the official Twitter account of RGIA Hyderabad also called out the fake post.


In conclusion, we can say that the video of the flooded airport is old and from Mexico. Don’t fall for false claims that it is from Hyderabad.

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