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This video of army personnel forming a human chain to rescue people from floods is from Nainital, not Sri Ganganagar

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A video is being  widely shared on social media with a claim that it shows army personnel forming a human chain to rescue people from floods in Sri Ganganagar (Rajasthan). Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

Claim: Video shows army personnel forming a human chain to rescue people from floods in Sri Ganganagar (Rajasthan).

Fact: The posted video shows an old incident in Nainital (Uttarakhand). It is not related to Sri Ganganagar (Rajasthan). Hence the claim made in the post is MISLEADING.

When the screenshots of the video were run through Google Reverse Image Search, many similar videos were found in the search results. The official Twitter account of ‘DNA’ has tweeted the same video in October 2021 with the following description – “#ViralVideo: Indian Army forms human chain to rescue stranded people in Nainital”. Many other news agencies have also reported that the incident in the video is from Nainital (Uttarakhand). Some of those news reports can be read here and here.

Similar visuals of the surroundings in Nainital can be seen in the Google Street View of that place. So, the video is not from Sri Ganganagar (Rajasthan). However, several news agencies have reported recently that the army has been deployed to handle the rescue operations in Sri Ganganagar.

To sum it up, this video of army personnel forming a human chain to rescue people from floods is from Uttarakhand, not Sri Ganganagar (Rajasthan).

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