A video is being widely shared on social media claiming it as recent visuals of vehicles being washed away in the flooded streets of Mumbai. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: Video of vehicles being washed away in the flooded streets of Mumbai.
Fact: The video shows old visuals of vehicles being washed away in a flooded street in the Kote Gate area of Bikaner, Rajasthan. This incident took place in August 2019. The video shared in the post is old and has nothing to do with Mumbai. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.
On reverse image search of the screenshots in the video, similar visuals were found in videos posted by a few Facebook users in August 2019. They can be seen here and here. These Facebook users shared this video describing it as the visuals from the Kote Gate area of Bikaner in Rajasthan. A journalist also shared this video with a similar description in August 2019.
When we searched with relevant keywords on the internet, a video showing similar visuals of vehicles being washed away in a flooded street was found published by the ‘Rajasthan Tak’ YouTube channel on 01 August 2019. This news channel reported it as a video from Bikaner city in Rajasthan.
Reporting this incident of vehicles being washed away in flooded streets of Bikaner, the ‘Patrika’ news website also published an article on 01 August 2019. Also, when one observes the video carefully, one could see the hoardings of the ‘Theen Bhayiyo Ki Dukaan’ and ‘Khatri Cloth stores’ beside the flooded road seen in the video. Both these stores are located at Kem road in Kotak Gate area in Bikaner. For further clarification regarding this video, the ‘Jagran’ news website contacted the ‘Theen Bhayiyo Ka Dukaan’ owner Kishore Kumar. Speaking to ‘Jagran’, Kishore Kumar said, “The video is from Bikaner. This is a three-year-old video. Earlier, the same video was made viral in the name of Sri Ganganagar”.
News articles that reported the recent heavy rainfall in Mumbai can be seen here and here. From all these pieces of evidence, it can be concluded that the video shows an old incident from Bikaner, not from Mumbai.
To sum it up, an old video from Bikaner is shared as recent visuals of vehicles being washed away in the flooded streets in Mumbai