On social media, a video of a traffic signal post being swept away in floodwater is being shared widely with the claim that the incident took place in Mumbai. Let’s try to check the veracity of the claim made in the post.
Claim: Video of a traffic signal post being swept in floodwater is from Mumbai
Fact: The video is from Yulin city in China. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.
When one goes through the video carefully, one can easily identify that the video isn’t from Mumbai. The shop boards and a sticker on a bike are in the Chinese language.
When searched on YouTube with keywords “china rainwater traffic signal”, a longer video of the clip posted on Facebook was found. The video was uploaded by the Chinese government’s news channel ‘CGTN’ in 2018. The video has the following description – “The video, which was filmed in Yulin City of south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, shows a temporary traffic light being swept down a street by floodwaters. Heavy downpours have affected more than 70,000 people in 15 countries”.
To summarize, the video of a traffic signal post being swept away in floodwater isn’t from Mumbai. It’s from Yulin city in China.
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