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Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

Fact-Check: The viral video is not from Mount Kailash, it is Mount Kilimanjaro

On July 26, 2021, popular Facebook page NAMO India  posted a video footage of a mountain peak with the caption praising the Indian Government and its efforts to capture the peak of Mount Kailash for the first time in history.The video has been viewed over 7500 times on Facebook.

Source- (Facebook screenshot) Video link

Same video with similar caption shared by the other users on Facebook

Fact Check

Comparison of the viral video image with the original video image.

The video posted by NAMO India is actually footage of Mount Kilimanjaro’s Reusch Crater identifiable by the shallow pit on its peak. The footage itself is of September 2001 and was posted on Youtube in 2012 as witnessed in the screenshot and link attached below.