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Fact Check: 2016 Video Of Flash Floods In Indonesia Goes Viral As Cloudburst In Kullu, HP


A video showing visuals from a cloudburst in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, is doing the rounds on social media. The video claims people are running on the streets to take shelter during a cloudburst.  

A Facebook user posted the viral post with a caption: बादल ऐसे फटता है देखो || कुल्लूकुल्लू में देखो भयंकर दृश्य।

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NewsMobile fact-checked the viral post, and found it to be false.

Running a Reverse Image Search of the video keyframes, the NM team identified a YouTube video titled: Video amatir detik-detik terjadinya banjir bandang di Sangihe, Sulsel — iNews Pagi 23/06 (English: Amateur video of flash floods in Sangihe, South Sulawesi — iNews Pagi 23/06) published on June 23, 2016, on the official channel of iNewsTV — an Indonesian news channel.

The keyframes of the video shown in the news report match the viral clip and the title suggests that the visuals are from flash floods that occurred in Sangihe, South Sulawesi.

Running a Google Keyword Search, our team traced an Indonesian news article, titled: VIDEO: Rekaman Detik-detik Longsor Terjang Sangihe Sulut (English translation — VIDEO: Record of Seconds from the Landslide of North Sulawesi’s Sangihe Landslide) published on June 23, 2026, on Liputan6 an Indonesian news portal.

The video in the article matches the viral clip and the news report confirms that the incident happened in Sangihe.

Therefore, we can conclusively say that the viral post, claiming to show a cloudburst in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, is false.

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