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This Video Footage Is Unrelated to Cyclone Biporjoy

Wesam Abo Marq Wesam Abo Marq
18th June 2023
This Video Footage Is Unrelated to Cyclone Biporjoy
The video predates Cyclone Biparjoy in India (Twitter)

The Claim

A video features the moment a tree collapses on a scooter rider, causing injuries to three individuals as a result of the recent Cyclone Biporjoy.

Emerging story

Following the devastating Cyclone Biparjoy in India, a video began to make rounds on social media, purportedly capturing the moment when a tree collapsed onto a scooter rider, tragically leading to injuries of three individuals.

The video gained attention due to its connection to the recent Cyclone Biporjoy.

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Misbar’s Analysis

Misbar investigated the circulating video and found the claim to be misleading.

A reverse image search revealed that the video is unrelated to the recent Cyclone Biparjoy in India.

The Video Predates Cyclone Biparjoy in India

The video, which originated in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, is unrelated to Cyclone Biparjoy which struck India on June 15. 

The incident depicted in the video took place during the last week of May, and thus, there is no connection between the two events.

The video was uploaded to reports about the incident on May 30, predating the landfall of Cyclone Biparjoy.

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Photo Description: A screenshot of the original video from Times Now Digital Outlet.

On May 31, the video was also uploaded to YouTube by the SahilOnline TV news channel.

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Photo Description: A screenshot of the original video from YouTube.

Scooter Riders in Rajasthan Injured as a Tree Collapses

According to reports, unusual weather conditions in Rajasthan have resulted in floods and property damage. Sudden heavy rainfall and strong winds have been reported in certain areas, leading to the displacement of electricity poles. 

Against this backdrop, a video has emerged from Jodhpur that shows a narrow escape for three people who were on a two-wheeler. The short clip, which was caught on a CCTV camera, has been gaining traction on social media and shows part of a tree falling on the two-wheeler, almost crushing the riders.

Cyclone Biparjoy Claims Two Lives in India and Pakistan

Severe cyclonic conditions have caused extensive damage in coastal areas of both India and Pakistan. Strong winds have blown off roofs, uprooted trees, and toppled electric poles, resulting in widespread power outages. 

Prior to the cyclone's arrival, two individuals lost their lives in Gujarat, India, due to flooding. Tragically, these victims, who were shepherds, were attempting to rescue their cattle during heavy rainfall and floods in Bhavnagar district. 

Authorities had undertaken evacuation efforts in both countries, with over 180,000 people relocated as a precautionary measure in anticipation of Cyclone Biparjoy, meaning "disaster" or "calamity" in Bengali. 

The cyclone made landfall near Jakhau, a port in Gujarat close to the Pakistan border, late on Thursday, according to weather officials.

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