Fact Check: Picture from 2019 Assam floods resurface as recent

A man named Jeet Rout who has about 2,000 followers on Facebook posted a picture on July 15, of Assam floods asking people to focus on Assam and not to waste time on entertainment feeds.

He uploaded the picture with the caption, “Don’t focus & Waste on Bollywood. Pray for Assam Flood”

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FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found that this picture is an old one.

On putting the picture through Reverse Image Search, we found an article by Firstpost dated July 14, 2019, featuring the same image.

According to the article, the picture in question describes the Assam flood situation in 2019.

Hence, though Assam is reeling under floods, the picture in question which has been posted on social media is an old one.

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