Fact Check: Video claiming to show Cyclone Biparjoy moving towards Karachi coast is misleading
Cyclone Biparjoy is expected to make a landfall in Gujarat. As it is a very powerful cyclone, as many as 76 trains have been cancelled, 3 short terminated and 31 short originated.
Cyclone Biparjoy is expected to make a landfall in Gujarat. As it is a very powerful cyclone, as many as 76 trains have been cancelled, 3 short terminated and 31 short originated. Mandvi in Gujarat witnessed strong winds and heavy rains, and the government relocated more than 75,000 people from coastal and low-lying areas to shelters.
A video is in circulation with the claim that it shows Cyclone Biparjoy moving towards the coast of Karachi, Pakistan, and Gujarat, India. The video is viral on all platforms of social media with the caption “Scenes of the storm moving towards the coastal areas of Karachi, Pakistan and Gujarat, India.”
The claim that the video shows a storm moving towards the coast of Karachi, Pakistan and Gujarat, India is false. The video is of a sandstorm in Egypt.
When we extracted key frames from the video and performed Google reverse image search, we found that the video was shared by several posts.
According to a BBC.com report, a video posted online shows a sandstorm surrounding the Suez Canal, which led to the authorities closing two ports. Parts of Egypt have been hit by clouds of dust and sand.
One person died and five others were injured on Thursday when a billboard collapsed as a result of the sandstorm sweeping through Egypt's capital city Cairo. The Suez Canal is one of the busiest waterways in the world.
An article in CNN published on June 2, 2023, the video shows a sandstorm in Egypt’s Suez Canal.
According to an article published in egyptianstreets.com, on June 2, 2023, at least one person was killed and five injured after a severe sandstorm caused a billboard to collapse.
The Suez Canal economic zone and the red sea port announced closures due to severe weather conditions.
Hence, the claim that the viral video shows Cyclone Biparjoy moving towards the coast of Karachi, Pakistan, and Gujarat, India is false. The video shows a sandstorm in Suez in Egypt.