Image of the damaged road not related to cyclone Amphan

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An image of a damaged road became viral after the Amphan cyclone that destroyed several parts of Odisha and West Bengal. Several posts of the image was uploaded in social media.

Claims were that the cyclone Amphan had blown away the road and it was the first time, this happened. The image was posted with a caption in Bengali that said,”এই প্রথম দেখলাম ঝড়ে রাস্তা উড়িয়ে নিয়ে চলে গেছে”. This translated to,”This is the first time I saw a road blown away by the storm.”

Though the captions did not explicitly claim that they were caused by cyclone Amphan, but they were circulated after the cyclone occurred.

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Several Facebook profiles posted the image with similar captions. The user named “ফুলিয়া” received around 800 shares and more than 100 likes for posting the image.

এই প্রথম দেখলাম ঝড়ে রাস্তা উড়িয়ে নিয়ে চলে গেছে..😳🙄।

Posted by ফুলিয়া on Friday, May 22, 2020

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Another profile named Pradip Barman also posted this image with a similar narrative.

এই প্রথম দেখলাম ঝড়ে রাস্তা উড়িয়ে নিয়ে চলে গেছে..😳🙄।

Posted by Pradip Barman on Friday, May 22, 2020

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Twitter

A Twitter handle named Animesh Debnath also tweeted this image with a similar caption and tagged West Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee and other political handles.

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The claim is False. This image is not related to Cyclone Amphan as the viral images can be seen in a Facebook post dated December 26 2019 by Malaysian Facebook Page named ‘LANDO Zawawi – Brotherhood Malaysia’ and Lex’s Autoparts.

Ni la salah orang melayuKalau pakai siper tuBile berjalan. Kaki tu jangan la seretKimak punye asadi

Posted by LANDO Zawawi – Brotherhood Malaysia on Thursday, December 26, 2019

This image was also circulated in Sri Lanka with the captions in Sinhalese which translates to, “A bit of the mega development carried out by the previous government, the asphalt is in the banana tree grove”.

Posted by Amila Illeperuma on Saturday, May 16, 2020

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Therefore it can be said that neither is this image from India nor is it from Sri Lanka but is from Malaysia.

The right side photo was viral 4 and 2 years ago too which was debunked by us then

In 2018, Kamal Nath targeted then CM, Shivraj Chauhan’s using this fake news –

Kamal Nath used a Bangladesh photo claiming BJP as corrupt.

Four years ago, in 2016, Madhu Kishwar tweeted this Fake News –

Even a Journalist @madhukishwar & many others using this photo to blame others, while this was initially posted and…

Posted by Hoax Slayer on Monday, July 4, 2016

 

 

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