Relax, the Bandra-Worli Sea Link Is Not Getting Submerged
The video was originally shot in Lakshadweep three months earlier, on 26 August 2017.
The above video showing huge waves engulfing the Bandra-Worli Sea Link has gone viral on social media.
This is, of course, fake.
Fake news debunker SMHoaxSlayer took to Twitter to debunk the video, stating that it was shot in Lakshadweep, and is not even from Mumbai.
According to SMHoaxSlayer, the video was shot in Lakshadweep three months earlier, on 26 August 2017.
Furthermore, the Bandra-Worli Sea Link in Mumbai has huge pillars and is suspended by wires, unlike the bridge in the video which is held upright from the ground by columns. Second, the video shows a pedestrian and a two -wheeler traipsing along the bridge.
The Sea Link does not allow pedestrians, two-wheelers and three-wheelers on the highway, possibly owing to the high-speed of other vehicles on the freeway.
The viral video has been widely shared by news channels and other media houses as well. SMHoaxSlayer also claims they confirmed with people living near the Sea Link on the validity of the video, who denied anything of this sort happening.
Another similar video shared by Zee News purportedly showing a hailstorm on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, was also found to be an older video that was over four months old.
Mumbai is currently bearing a spell of torrential rainfall caused by the onset of Cyclone Ockhi. The city on Monday, 4 December, recorded the highest rainfall to take place in the month of December, in about a decade.
According to an earlier Hindustan Times report, the Santa Cruz weather station, which works as the representative for all of Mumbai and especially the suburbs, recorded 7mm rain, while Colaba, which is exclusively the representative of south Mumbai, recorded 11.4mm.
While the weather bureau has warned of heavy rainfall in Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, and other districts in north Madhya Maharashtra, it said rumours of a cyclone hitting Mumbai or other adjoining areas are completely false.
(with inputs from SMHoaxSlayer)
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