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A video of the collapse of Guwahati airport roof is falsely shared as being from Ayodhya airport


A video (here, here and here) is gaining traction on social media, purporting to show a roof collapse at the recently built Ayodhya airport. In the video, water can be seen leaking from the roof of a building and eventually causing the ceiling to cave in. We fact-check this claim through this article.

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Claim: The viral video shows the roof of Ayodhya Airport leaking water and eventually collapsing.

Fact: The video is, in fact, of a roof collapse at Guwahati airport in Assam, which occurred in March 2024, not Ayodhya airport. Therefore, the claim made in the post is False.

To verify the origins of the viral video, we conducted an in-depth internet search using the relevant keywords. Our investigation revealed that the video was actually filmed (here, here and here) at Guwahati Airport in Assam, not Ayodhya.

Moreover, there have been no reported incidents of any kind of structural damage at Ayodhya Airport, which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Modi on 30 December 2024.

The viral video, on the other hand, depicts a roof collapse at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati, Assam. This incident occurred following a storm accompanied by heavy rain on 31 March 2024. 

This makes it clear that the video has been incorrectly attributed to Ayodhya Airport when, in reality, it shows an incident that took place at Guwahati Airport.

To sum up, the video showing a roof collapse is not from Ayodhya Airport, as claimed in the viral post, but from Guwahati Airport. 


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