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Fact Check: This mad, muddy river isn’t seen ravaging Pakistan’s Baluchistan, viral claim is misleading

The video of a flooded river violently gushing through a mountainous pass has gone viral on social media. Several users shared the video claiming to be a scene after the recent dam bursts in Pakistan’s Baluchistan.State of emergency has been imposed in #Balochistan after 8 dams burst. Heavy floods have killed 77 so far and around Quetta as more rains are expected in the next few days,” a user wrote while sharing the video.

The India Today Anti Fake News War Room has found the claim to be misleading. This video went viral earlier in July when Oman witnessed devastating flash floods and rains.We checked for weather updates from Baluchistan first. Media reports confirmed that Baluchistan is battling strong rains and floods for several days now.

These reports also confirmed that flash floods caused by the rains swept away multiple check dams and bridges in the province.

We noticed that several users had contested the claim that the video was from Pakistan. They argued that the video was from Muscat — the capital of Oman.

So, we searched the keyframes of the video using the InVID Tool. The top result received was from the verified Twitter handle of Owned by the Dubai government, the media tweeted the now-viral video on July 7, 2022.Overwhelmed by a rain storm in the Sultanate of Oman. Flood,” the translation of the Arabic tweet read.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by GOVT.in staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

 


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