On Monday, July 12 2021, a cloudburst in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district caused flash floods in Dharamshala and other parts of the state. As a result, all social media platforms have been bombarded with horrifying footage and images uploaded by various individuals.
A video of a landslide with gushing water and sludge wrecking havoc has gone viral on social media, with claims that it was triggered by flash floods in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh.
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— Vishal Rajput (@VishalRajput_2) July 12, 2021
Encroachment of Riverbed !
Uncontrolled development !
Why people don't think about sustainability?
— Students4Green India (@sgilive) July 13, 2021
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— Prachand.in – Hindi News, हिंदी न्यूज़ (@Prachand_in) July 13, 2021
The same clip was used, along with several other videos from Dharamshala’s flash floods, to assert that it was legitimate.
The video is of a mudslide in Japan’s Atami city and not from Dharamshala.
This viral video shows a landslide in the Japanese city of Atami on July 3, 2021, that swept away many homes and vehicles, killing two people and leaving several others missing due to heavy rainfall.
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— The National (@TheNationalNews) July 4, 2021
We retrieved numerous keyframes from the video by performing a reverse image search on the video using InVid. This led us to an article on mainstream news website CNN published on July 4, 2021, about the landslide in Atami, Japan.
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