The viral picture of a boy is not taken during Cyclone Amphan, the picture is 7 years old

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Claim: “Once in a while you come across such pictures and realise just how privileged you are, we are. Aftermath of cyclone Amphan, Bengal.”

A photo of a child taking food while drowned in water around is going viral on social media with people claiming it to be from the recent Cyclone Amphan.

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The particular post has over 2500 shares, captioned, “Once in a while you come across such pictures and realise just how privileged you are, we are. Aftermath of cyclone Amphan, Bengal

Once in a while you come across such pictures and realise just how privileged you are, we are. Aftermath of cyclone Amphan, Bengal.

Posted by Salma Sultana on Friday, May 22, 2020

 

The words, “Aftermath of cyclone Amphan, Bengal.” have been removed by the user, but the archive can be seen for the original post.

 

Once in a while you come across such pictures and realise just how privileged you are, we are. Aftermath of cyclone Amphan, Bengal.

Posted by PROUD TO BE AN INDIAN on Saturday, May 23, 2020

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এই ছবিটি দেখার পর আর বিদ্যুৎ , জল , নেট সংযোগ , ইত্যাদি বিষয়ে কোনো অভিযোগ করতে লজ্জ্বা হচ্ছে । আমরা পাকা বাড়িতে দুবেলা…

Posted by Purnendu Banerjee on Friday, May 22, 2020

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There are a lot of scattered posts on Twitter claiming that the picture is from the Cyclone Amphan,

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Upon doing a Google Image Search of the viral image, we found that the image has been floating on the Internet since 2013.
We found the same image on the ‘India Relief and Development Fund’ website, captioned, “kid getting food in water unknown source”. The image is posted on July 12, 2013
The same image was published in a Malayalam article during the 2013 North India Floods, the article was published on June 29, 2013.
and also in a Facebook post, in 2013.

La pire des pauvretés n'est pas dans ce qui nous manque mais dans l'ignorance de ce que nous avons. [ Jacques Salomé ]Sam Yã'

Posted by Marre de la bouffe gaspillée pendant que d'autres meurent de faim on Sunday, June 30, 2013

Hence it is established that the photo is seven years old,  and is not taken during the Cyclone Amphan. The viral claims are absolutely false. 
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Writer and a poet, prefers coffee over tea, also a cinephile. Loves fighting for the truth and for the people that come along with it.