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Video of a couple falling into a drain in Aligarh is being shared as that from Siliguri, West Bengal

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A video which shows a couple riding a two-wheeler falling into a drain is being shared widely on social media claiming that the incident occurred in Siliguri, West Bengal. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.

Claim: Video of a couple on two-wheeler falling into a drain is from Siliguri, West Bengal.

Fact: This incident took place in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh on 18 June 2022. A couple fell into an inundated drain while visiting a hospital. Locals rescued them and the couple sustained minor injuries. Hence, the claim made in the post is MISLEADING.

We searched the web with relevant keywords and found several news articles reporting the same incident. They can be seen here, here and here. According to these articles, a cop named Dayanand Singh, and his wife fell into an inundated drain in Aligarh while visiting a hospital on 18 June 2022.

An interview with Dayanand Singh can be seen here. Dayanand explains how he and his wife along with the bike on which they were travelling fell into the drain during their visit to a hospital. Dayanand states that people nearby helped them come out of the drain but both him and his wife had sustained some injuries.

To sum it up, video of a couple falling into a drain in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh is shared as that from Siliguri, West Bengal.

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