On July 13, media outlets a landslide occurrence near Gujarat’s Saputara region. As per the reports the landslide occurred on July 11 and disrupted the road connectivity to the remote areas of the district for eight to twenty-four hours. The calamity also affected the roadways from Gujarat to Maharashtra’s Nashik.
Against the backdrop of this news, a video of a drastic landslide has been aired on multiple news channels. As per these reports, the video in question shows a landslide in Nashik.
The video was aired onon July 12 as visuals from Nashik.
and also followed suit and amplified the footage.
In addition, shared the visuals on Facebook as scenes from the landslide in Nashik. wrote an article covering the incident. The media channel also posted the clip on its page.
Alt News performed a keyword search on Twitter. This led us to a tweet by ANI on July 11 . Next, we performed a reverse image search using frames from the viral video. This led us to a tweet from June 20 posted by one . The video in this tweet is identical to the one aired by news channels. As per the user, the video shows a landslide that occurred on the route from Silchar to Mizoram. This confirms that the viral footage is old and is not related to the recent calamity in Saputara.
Silchar to Mizoram route land slide
— Devodatta © (@Hamainsanghihu)
had also shared the same video on Facebook on June 24 as footage of a landslide on the Silchar-Mizoram highway.
We performed another search on YouTube and found the same video uploaded by many users . Contradicting the claims made on YouTube, Assam-based news portal
posted this clip on their Facebook page on June 21 and said the incident took place in Meghalaya.
Alt News cannot confirm the location of the landslide. However, it is safe to conclude that the clip viral as visuals from the
landslide in Saputara is actually an old video and was available in the public domain much before the incident took place.
To sum it up, several media channels aired an unverified clip from June and claimed that it is related to the landslide that occurred in Nashik in July.
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