A video is widely circulated on social media, claiming that water released from a dam in India is causing floods in Bangladesh.
According to an article by Forbes, “a series of flash floods that began in May 2022 — with a second wave starting in mid-June — have left an estimated 7.2 million people stranded in north-eastern Bangladesh.”
In the above context, Facebook users have shared the video with a caption: “বাংলাদেশের জন্য ভারতের তৈরী নতুন ফাঁদ!পানির বাঁধের নতুন আধুনিক সুইচ গেইট।” (English translation: India’s new trap for Bangladesh! Water dam new modern switch gate.)
Here’s the link to the above post.
NewsMobile fact-checked the post, and found that it was not from India.
We took the keyframes of the video and put them through a Reverse Image Search. The search led us to the same video uploaded on YouTube on December 2, 2013. The translation of the title reads: “Yahagi dam release starts 20131202”.
We also found that Yahagi Dam — in Japan — was opened in 1970.
Hence, we can conclude that the video in circulation is an old video from Japan, and NOT from India.
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