Fact Check: This video of camels stranded in floodwater is NOT from Rajasthan; here's the truth

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A video of camels stranded in floodwater is being shared on social media with the claim that it is from Rajasthan, India.
“बाढ़ में बह गए ऊंट| राजस्थान भारी बाढ़ जैसी स्थिति पैदा हो गई थी| देखे वायरल वीडियो: the video claimed.
(Translation: Camels swept away in the flood | Rajasthan, heavy flood situation had arisen| watch viral video)

Here’s the link to the above post.
The same video was shared on YouTube too.

FACT CHECK 

NewsMobile fact-checked the post and found the claim to be misleading.
We ran a keyword search using ‘camel flood’ and found that the same video had been uploaded on YouTube in November 2018 under the title, ‘Saudi Arabia Camel in Flood ‘.

The video was shared by numerous YouTube channels in 2018, stating that the video is from Saudi. The links of the video can be seen here and here.
A similar video of camels walking in floodwater was also shared by Ruptly – an international video news agency based in Berlin, Germany.
“A recording posted online shows two men leading a frightened herd of camels in the rain north of Riyadh province. Rainfall in recent days has turned the desert sands into a swamp in various parts of Saudi Arabia. According to Fahad Al-Osaimi, the video author, the herders tried to calm the animals with their voices while taking them to safety, ” the description of the video read.

We then ran a keyword search and found media reports about Saudi Arabia flash floods of 2018. The reports can be seen here and here.
We also found a video report from 2018 featuring the same viral video of the camels. The video title read, “Flash flood claims 30 lives in Saudi Arabia.”

Based on the above fact check, we can clearly say that the viral video is not from Rajasthan and hence, the claim is false.

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