Claim:Location: “Singur, Hooghly District, West Bengal along Durgapur Expressway. These are huge container articulated trucks. And they are overturned… What a might #CycloneAmphan #Amphan #AmphanCyclone #kolkata #CycloneAmphanUpdate”
A video of trucks overturning due to the Cyclone Amphan is going viral on social media
The post originally in Odia, says, “View of Kolkata is raging”, has received over 35K views and 1000 shares,
Location: Singur, Hooghly District, West Bengal along Durgapur Expressway.
These are huge container articulated trucks. And they are over turned…
— Mrutyunjay Joshi (@MrutyunjayNJ) May 20, 2020
On Bengal – Heavy Trucks are Broken down on Road pic.twitter.com/ArsWjgAKQn
— Rahul (@rahul689r6) May 20, 2020
After running a Google Reverse Image Search of the screenshots acquired from the video we came across that the trucks were overturned due to Cyclone Titli, in Andhra Pradesh in 2018.
We a news report by Times of India on 11th October 2018 showing the same video.
The headline says that “Cyclone Titli: Brutal winds overturn trucks in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh. According to the news report people in the coastal areas of Odisha and northern Andhra Pradesh are have faced the full onslaught of the Cyclone Titli. ‘Titli’, has been categorized as a ‘very severe cyclonic storm’.
Here are some screenshots from the video of the trucks that overturned due to Cyclone Titli.
We also came across an article by Newsflare , where they said, “Cyclone Titli overturned several heavy trucks on a highway in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh, India, on October 11. A stretch of highway near Kaviti village resembled a war zone with several capsized trucks dotting the road.”
Hence, it is established that the video is from Cyclone Titli, of 2018, that hit Andhra Pradesh and not of Cyclone Amphan. The viral claims are absolutely false.