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Old Image Of Uttarakhand Floods Falsely Linked To Bengaluru Rainfall

The image dates back to October 2021 when Uttarakhand faced flash floods.

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An old photograph from Uttarakhand, which shows partially submerged cars in muddy water, is being shared on social media with a claim that it shows Bengaluru's condition after the city received heavy rainfall.

We found that this picture was taken at the Jim Corbett National Park, when Kosi River had overflown in the area following extreme rainfall in October 2021.

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CLAIM

The caption along with the viral post said in Telugu, "BJP double engine government conducted car swimming competition in Bangalore. Remove Modi and save the country. Hail Telangana Hail KCR."

The image dates back to October 2021 when Uttarakhand faced flash floods.

Archived version of this post can be seen here

(Source: Facebook/Screenshot)

Archives of more posts shared with the same claim can be seen here, here, and here.

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WHAT WE FOUND OUT

On conducting a reverse image search on the picture on Google Images, we came across an article published on 20 October 2021 on Al Jazeera.

The viral image was used in the report with a caption that mentioned that that it was shot in October 2021, when Kosi River at the Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand overflowed causing a flood and submerging cars at a resort.

The image was credited to news agency Associated Press (AP).

The image dates back to October 2021 when Uttarakhand faced flash floods.

The image is from Uttarakhand floods of 2021. 

(Source: AP/Screenshot)

We then looked up AP archives and found that the picture was shot on 18 October 2021.

The image description stated that it showed submerged cars at the Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand after Kosi River flooded the area.

The image dates back to October 2021 when Uttarakhand faced flash floods.

The photo was captured by Mustafa Quraishi for AP.

(Source: AP/Screenshot)

Bengaluru faced heavy rainfall on 17 May 2022, resulting in waterlogging across the city. This also led to at least two people losing their lives at a pipeline work site in West Bengaluru’s Ullal area.

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Evidently, a picture from Uttarakhand's disaster of 2021 was shared to fasely claim that it showed Bengaluru's condition after the recent heavy rainfall.

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