The heaviest rainfall in China’s 1,000-year history have wrecked havoc across the nation in recent days, resulting in a surge in images and videos of flooded towns, subways, and much more going viral on the internet.
A video, which looks like a news channel clip, has gone viral on social media alleging that flood water washed away helicopters, aircraft, and numerous vehicles in China’s Bejing Airport on Thursday after the city received 410 rainfall in only 3 hours.
You can view the video here.
Bejing Airport of China 🇨🇳 on Thursday, abt 410 mm rainfall in just 3 hrs. Punishments of BAD KARMAs, just becs of China whole world 🌎 suffering from Corona Pandemic, Finacial Crisis, so many Deaths etc..@gopugoswami @ExSecular @RatanSharda55 @RajatSharmaLive @sudhirchaudhary pic.twitter.com/UZxWgnzCip
— 🇮🇳 Rajiv Harsora 🇮🇳 (@RajivHarsora68) July 25, 2021
Overall, the video has garnered over 4.3K views over Facebook.
The video shows a tsunami that hit Japan 10 years ago, and not a flood caused by the china’s heavy rainfall.
The video of light planes and vehicles being washed away was taken at the Sendai Air Base in Japan during the tsunami that struck the country on March 11, 2011.
An InVid reverse keyframe search of the video directed us to a Wall Street Journal report with the same footage published on April 29, 2011.The footage was released by the Japanese Coast Guard, according to this report.
Another report by The Atlantic also used a collage of images form the video in its article “Japan Earthquake: Two Months Later”.
In addition, we identified a video uploaded on the Jiji Press Trend News Youtube channel on April 28, 2011. Jiji Press is a Japanese news organisation.
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