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Fact Check: 2019 Video Of J&K Landslide Falsely Linked To Monsoon Mayhem In Himachal Pradesh 


Numerous people have died as a result of the incessant rain that devastated North India. Several states, notably Jammu-Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand, are still reeling from the torrential rainfall that has lashed these areas since the weekend.

Against this backdrop, a video showing enormous rocks crashing onto a mountain road is widely shared on social media with a caption: “ALERT: Doomsday-like landslide in Manali, Himachal Pradesh. Tweet Threads”

Here’s the link to the above post.


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

Performing a Reverse Image Search, NM team found the official YouTube channel of The Tribune carrying the same viral video on July 28, 2019, with a caption: “Jammu-Srinagar highway closed due to shooting stones in Ramban”. 

ABP News also posted the footage on its YouTube channel on July 28, 2019, claiming that landslides in Jammu’s Ramban left hundreds of vehicles stranded on the hills.

The Srinagar-Jammu (NH44) national highway, the only road link connecting Kashmir Valley with the rest of the country, was closed due to stone-throwing between Ramban and Banihal stretch, according to reports on India Today and AajTak from July 28, 2019. 

Thus, it is evident from the above information that the viral video is old and unrelated to the incessant rain in Himachal Pradesh. 

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