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Video of a group of cows swept away in floodwaters is from Mexico, not India

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An article published by ‘Times of India’ on 22 August 2020, shared a video claiming that several cows washed away in the floodwaters in Dewas city of Madhya Pradesh. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.

The archived version of the post can be found here.

Claim: Video of several cows washed away in the floodwaters in Dewas city of Madhya Pradesh.

Fact: Video in the article shows a group of cows being washed away in the floodwaters in Nayarit, Mexico. This incident is not related to India. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

On reverse image search of screenshots in the video, we found a similar video posted in a YouTube channel named ‘Atolo Kecil’. In the video, it is mentioned that a group of cows swept away in floodwaters in Nayarit, Mexico. It is also mentioned in the video that this incident took place on ‘28 July 2020’. On searching for other official sources using these keywords, we found similar visuals in a video posted by ‘Imagen Noticias’ YouTube channel. ‘Imagen Noticias’ is a TV program telecasted by Mexico based broadcasting television network ‘Imagen Tv’. In this video also, it is described as Zacualpan river overflows in Nayarit drags cattle.

Similar video was found in an article published by ‘UNO TV’ news website. In the article, it is mentioned that at least a dozen cows washed away in ‘Hanna storm’ in Nayarit. From all these sources of evidence, we can conclude that video shown in ‘Times of India’ article is not related to India.

To sum it up, a video related to the floods in Mexico is falsely shared as several cows washed away in the floodwaters in Dewas city.

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