An old video of a tornado, believed to be from Sri Lanka, is being shared on social media as footage of Cyclone Ockhi. News channel India Today aired the video calling it exclusive footage.In the 17 minutes and 31 second video, the visuals from the old video play for nearly four minutes at the beginning, while the India Today anchor interviews weather blogger Srikanth from Chennai. The news outlet uploaded the video on 30 November 2017.When Politicians Refuse To Delete Their Fake News Tweets However, BOOM traced a longer and clearer version to YouTube, where it was uploaded by one Samantha Pradeep on 4 February 2016. There are at least three comments on the video which date back to at least 10 months ago. BOOM tried to get in touch with Pradeep, but is yet to receive a response.While the video has been uploaded by an individual user and not a news channel, BOOM cannot verify the accuracy of what is being claimed or the time when the video was shot. We have to rely on various visual and audio clues.In the video, voices of at least 10 men can be heard speaking in Tamil and Sinhalese. The men can be heard saying that the tornado could perhaps be heading for them and that the man recording should keep the camera steady. The sign boards in the video are in English and Tamil.Kiran Bedi’s Video of Modi’s Mother Celebrating Diwali? It’s FakeA signboard of ‘Damro Internationally Trusted Furniture’ can also be seen. Representatives of Damro in Sri Lanka could not immediately be reached for a comment. A message to the company’s Facebook page went unanswered.Not just news channels, but ordinary folks in India and Sri Lanka too shared the video claiming it was recent.Did Note Ban ‘Substantially Increase’ Number of Tax Returns?At the time of writing this article, at least 16 people had died in India and Sri Lanka while others have been evacuated or rescued, as the deep depression in the Bay of Bengal turned into a cyclone on 30 November. The cyclonic storm ‘Ockhi’ intensified into a severe cyclonic storm on 1 December.Lakshadweep Islands is now on high alert, private weather forecaster Symetweather reported.(This article originally appeared on BOOM and has been republished with their permission.)(Breathe In, Breathe Out: Are you finding it tough to breathe polluted air? Join hands with FIT to find #PollutionKaSolution. Send in your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp @ +919999008335) We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated. The Quint is now available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, Click here to join.