Fact Check: Video Of Men Falling Into A Manhole In Rajasthan Falsely Linked To Maharashtra

A video in which five men can be seen falling into a covered manhole is being shared widely on social media with a claim that the incident is from Chembur, Maharashtra.

The post read: Don’t miss the end near amar Mahal chembur

Here’s the link to the above post.


NewsMobile fact-checked the above claim and found it to be MISLEADING. 

Using the InVid Tool, we extracted keyframes from the viral video and performed a Reverse Image Search. This search directed us to the ABP news report which carried the same viral video with the headline, “Five Men Fall Into Covered Manhole In Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer, Video Goes Viral”.

Searching further, we found the same incident reported by several other news outlets including NDTV, Zee News and One India. According to one of the reports, “This video, which is becoming increasingly viral, is being told to be of of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan. Where five people standing near a shop went one after the other to sink into the ground. After watching this video you too will not believe your eyes for a minute.” 

Thus, it is evident from the above information that the viral video is from Rajasthan and not Chennai. 


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