After cyclone Amphan wreaked havoc in several parts of West Bengal, Odisha and Bangladesh, a video of some people offering namaz in knee-deep water, is doing the rounds on the internet. It is being claimed that the incident took place in West Bengal on Eid.
The caption of the video read: ‘*बंगाल मे तुफान की वजह से ईद की नमाज़..*
शायद आपने एसी नमाज़ कभी देखा नहीं होगी।👇🏻‘
NewsMobile fact-checked the above video and found that the claim attached to it is partially false.
The title of the report read, ‘Thousands offer Eid prayers in knee-deep water’.
According to the report, thousands of people of Koyra Upazila in Khulna, Bangladesh offered Eid-ul-Fitr prayers standing in knee-deep water as cyclone Amphan flooded several villages of the Upazila after breaking embankments.
The incident was also covered by German public service broadcaster, DW, on May 25, 2020.
The incident has been covered by various other news organisations as well. Read the reports here and here.
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