A video of a crocodile in a flooded street has gone viral all over social media claiming to be from Karachi in Pakistan.
The Facebook caption read, “Crocodile in streets of Karachi”.
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NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found it to be misleading.
With the help of InVID tool, we got the keyframes. On putting the keyframe through Google Reverse Image Search, we found the same video on YouTube, which was uploaded by DeshGujaratHD on August 31, 2019, claiming that a stray crocodile was captured during Vadodara flood.
Further, with the help of keyword ‘Crocodile found Vadodara’ on YouTube, we found another video by NDTV on August 3, 2019, claiming that a crocodile was rescued from the flooded streets in Gujarat.
Another news report was uploaded by TOI dated August 4, 2019, claiming that the terror of crocodile continued in Vadodara due to waterlogging.
On digging further we also found a news article on Deccan Chronicle dated August 2, 2019, claiming that crocodiles were found hunting dogs in flooded Vadodara.
Hence, the video of stray crocodile found in floodwater is from Vadodara, Gujarat and NOT from Karachi, Pakistan. Don’t fall for false and misleading contents.
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