A social media post accompanying a video of a chariot drifting aloft a sea shore is being widely circulated with the claim that a golden chariot washed onto a coast of Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh. Through this article let’s fact-check the veracity of the claim made in the post.
Claim: A chariot made of gold washed onto the coast of Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh
Fact: It is true that a chariot washed onto the shores of Srikakulam due to high tides caused by cyclone Asani. However, the chariot is just gold coloured but not made of gold. Government officials have confirmed the same and they have also identified that it drifted from Myanmar, based on the language on the chariot. Hence the claim made in the post is MISLEADING.
It is true that due to the high tides caused by cyclone Asani, a golden coloured chariot washed onto the shores of Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh. Multiple news agencies have reported the news.
However, the chariot is not made of gold but gold coloured. As per the news reports, government officials have confirmed that chariot is gold coloured but not made of gold. Further based on the language on the chariot, they have identified that it is from Myanmar.
Most likely, news reports stating golden-coloured chariot could have been misconstrued as a golden chariot. However, multiple Telugu news outlets have reported government officials confirming that the chariot is not made of gold but is just gold coloured.
To sum it up, chariot washed onto the shores of Srikakulam is gold coloured but not made of gold.