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Old video of Prayagraj floods shared as that from the rain hit Delhi


A post with a video of a couple having playful time in rain water is going viral on social media with a claim that the video depicts the situation of rain hit Delhi. Through this article lets fact-check the claim made in the post.

The archived version of this article can be found here.

Claim: Video of a couple playing in the floodwaters that entered into their home in Delhi.

Fact: The video is actually from Prayagraj, the incident took place in September 2019 when Prayagraj was hit by floods. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

Reverse image search led us to a news article which reported the same video. According to the article, the incident happened way back in September 2019 in Prayagraj, UP. Video reporting of this news can be seen here. With this, we can conclude that the video is old, and no way related to Delhi.

FACTLY has debunked the same video when it went viral with a false claim back in 2019, that the video is from Hyderabad. The article can be read here.

To sum it up, 2019 video of a couple playing in the floodwaters that entered their home in Prayagraj, is shared as that from recent rain hit Delhi.

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