Fact Check: Video Of Car Submerged In Water In UP Shared As That Of Delhi

A video of a man sitting on the roof of a car fully submerged in water is doing rounds on social media. It is being claimed that the photo is from Delhi.

The caption of the picture read, ‘जहां जहां ये #Under_Pass बने हैं … यही हाल है …. #दिल्ली की तस्वीरें‘.

(Translation: This is the situation at every underpass…Delhi’s incident)

Find the above post here. Similar claims have been made on Facebook as well, which can be seen here and here.

FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found the claim to be misleading.

Firstly, we put keyframes of the video through Reverse Image Search and found the same video in a bulletin by ABP Ganga published on August 25, 2021. The title of the video on YouTube read, “Baghpat में बारिश के बाद अंडरपास में फंस गई फॉर्च्यूनर कार | ABP Ganga | Hindi News”. (Translation: Fortuner car stuck in an underpass after rain in Baghpat | ABP Ganga | Hindi News)

As per the report, the video was taken in Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat area where water logging has become a problem due to the intermittent rain for four days.

Further, we found a video published by News18 on YouTube dated August 25, 2021. While the title of the video did not disclose the location, the description mentioned that the video shows waterlogging in an underpass in Baghpat, UP.

The description of the video in Hindi can be translated in English to, “In the railway underpass in Baghpat, the car sank due to waterlogging. The owner sat on its roof to save his life. Later, villagers reached the spot and the car was pulled out of water with the help of a tractor.”

In conclusion, the information proves that the incident took place in Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh, and not Delhi. Hence, the claim is misleading.

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