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Gas Cylinder Plant Washed Away in Uttarakhand? No, It's an Old Video From MP

The viral video is from Guna, Madhya Pradesh and is an old one from August.

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<div class="paragraphs"><p>Social media users shared a video of cylinders floating in water falsely claiming it to be from Uttarakhand.</p></div>
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A video of cylinders floating in water is being shared on social media with the claim that a gas cylinder plant was washed away in Uttarakhand's Kashipur.

The claim comes in the backdrop of incessant rainfall in several parts of Uttarakhand which caused loss of life and heavy damage to the infrastructure in the region.

However, we found that this viral video is from Guna, Madhya Pradesh and is an old one from August.

CLAIM

YouTube user 'Inks News' shared the visuals that had garnered over 19,000 views at the time of writing the article.

The caption shared along with the video reads: "उत्तराखंड में तूफानी बारिश से बह गया काशीपुर का गैस सिलिंडर प्लांट." (Translated: Kashipur's gas cylinder plant washed away due to stormy rain in Uttarakhand.)

<div class="paragraphs"><p>You can view the archived version <a href="https://archive.md/RbaI8">here</a>.</p></div>

You can view the archived version here.

(Photo: Facebook/ Screenshot)

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The video saw its presence on Facebook and Twitter as well and the archived version of the posts can be viewed here, here, here, and here.

WHAT WE FOUND OUT

We searched on Google with keywords 'सिलिंडर बारिश नदी बहना' (Translated: Cylinder rain river floating) and came across an article by Asianet News published on 7 August.

The report that carried the viral visuals mentioned that the incident took place in Madhya Pradesh.

<div class="paragraphs"><p>The article mentioned that the video is from Madhya Pradesh.</p></div>

The article mentioned that the video is from Madhya Pradesh.

(Photo: Asianet News/ Altered by The Quint)

The Quint, had too, carried the viral visuals in August mentioning that they are from Guna in Madhya Pradesh.

Earlier in August, heavy downpour had wreaked havoc across the state of Madhya Pradesh with over 1,200 villages experiencing a flood-like situation.

Meanwhile, over 50 persons have been reported due to heavy rainfall in Uttarakhand.

Evidently, social media users shared a video of cylinders floating in water falsely claiming it to be from Uttarakhand.

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