Bangalore has witnessed heavy rainfall in the past few days, leading to flooding in many parts of the city. In the above context, a video of a cloudburst is shared on social media claiming to be from Bangalore.
The video is shared with a caption: “Someone took a time-lapse video of the cloudburst yesterday in Bangalore. Spectacular and scary, too.”
Here’s the link to the above post.
NewsMobile did the fact check, and found it to be misleading.
Doing a Google Reverse Image Search with one of the keyframes, we found DailyMail UK having the same video, dated February 25, 2020, with a title: “Apocalyptic rain and marshmallows in the sky: Perth is hammered by downpours, lightning, hail and strong winds topple trees, flood streets and damaged cars and homes.”
The screenshot of the video had been uploaded on a Facebook page — Kane Artie Photography — dated August 5, 2022, with a caption: “This is just one of the shots from the storm Time-lapse back in February 2020. When these microburst hit the ground, all the force has to go somewhere and it gets blasted outwards. As I was running back to the car, I found out just how powerful they are. I nearly got blown off my feet and had to pull myself along the fence to get back to the car. I would be lying if I said I didn’t crap myself a little bit at the time. But man, it’s just beautiful to see what Mother Nature can produce.”
This video also had been uploaded on the Facebook page, mentioning that it was captured in 2020. It had a watermark: “Kane Artie Photography”.
NewsMobile debunked the same video in August 2022, when it was shared as that from Pakistan
Hence, we can ascertain that the viral claim is misleading.
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