Fact Check: Old picture of Uttarakhand floods gets viral as Bengaluru floods.
After heavy rains in Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka, there has been heavy waterlogging in many places. Many pictures are going viral on social media regarding Bangalore. By sharing these pictures, social media users are claiming that a flood situation has arisen in Bengaluru and BJP’s double engine government has failed.
A user on Facebook wrote- “Double engine government-organized car swimming competition in Bangalore. Note: No government can stop natural calamities.. The action you take later matters.. For those who don’t. Dog gets happiness as soon as it rains in Hyderabad..(Translates in Hindi)
To check if the picture going viral is true, we did a reverse image search on Google. On searching, we found a report published on 20 October 2021 on Financial Express. The same picture has been published in this report. Which has been given the headlines – “Torrent rain in Uttarakhand, connectivity to Nainital restored – see photos”.
This report covers the occurrence of heavy rains in Uttarakhand. Many other photos have also been published in it.
Our fact check is proving that the claim being made by social media users is misleading, as the picture claimed by social media users to be of the Bengaluru floods is from Uttarakhand and is one year old.
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