A 30-second clip of a series of two-wheelers skidding on a flyover has been making the rounds on social media recently. Twitter handle ‘@DeepakNikose3’ claimed the video was taken at Mumbai’s Sanpada Station. The video amassed more than 12,000 views at the time of writing. (Archive link)
Today at Sanpada station. @ndtv pic.twitter.com/AKQN6Hf70S
— Deepak Nikose (@DeepakNikose3) June 25, 2022
Another Twitter user amplified the video as Mumbai. (Archive link)
You all are awesome!!❤️
Jaate jaate…Guess what’s going on?😂
(Somewhere at Sanpada, Navi Mumbai) #MumbaiRains #mumbai pic.twitter.com/xfFTxdgXUd
— 𝐀𝐝𝐯.𝐇𝐚𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐡𝐦𝐮𝐤𝐡 (@bhaiyatalks) June 26, 2022
At the same time, other users tweeted that the clip was taken in Hyderabad. Alt News received numerous requests to verify the footage, which many claimed was from Hyderabad.
The video was widespread on Facebook as both Mumbai and Hyderabad.
On Shaikpet fly-over bridge of Hyderabad the two wheeler vehicles are slipping due to rainfall.
Posted by Best CM in India on Sunday, June 26, 2022
Alt News performed a reverse image search using stills from the video. This led us to the original video posted by the Pakistani media outlet Capital TV on June 23, 2022. The accompanying report mentions that two-wheelers were seen skidding in Pakistan’s Karachi due to heavy rains.
One India News also shared the video in question on June 24 as Karachi.
Pakistani news website ‘Jang’ covered the clip in a June 23 report. It said that the footage was taken at Karachi’s Rashid Minhas Road. Furthermore, vehicles were seen skidding on several roads in Karachi after heavy rains, as was the case with the two-wheelers in the viral video.
We performed another search which led us to a location on Google Maps. A Honda showroom appears at the 0:05 mark in the viral video. Alt News discovered that there is also a Honda showroom located on Rashid Minhas Road. A quick look at photos of the Honda showroom on Google Maps confirms that the clip is, in fact, from Karachi.
The Honda showroom and bridge can be seen clearly in the below screenshot taken from Google Street View.
To sum it up, the viral video of motorcyclists slipping and falling on a bridge due to heavy rains is not from any Indian city, but from Pakistan’s Karachi.
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