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Choked Philippines Rivers shared as Mithi River in Mumbai

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Fake News Detection:  A polluted river from the Philippines is shared to that of Mumbai and compared to another river in India.

Viral News Today: News shared on social media

Pic 1 - Sabarmati Riverfront, Ahmadabad, Gujarat (Fund spent by Gujarat State: ₹1400 crores) Pic 2 - Mithi River, Mumbai, Maharashtra (Funds spent by BMC & MMRDA: ₹1000+ crores)

News Verification: Ayupp fact check team found the rivers filled with garbage to be from Manila, Philippines and not from Mumbai.

Recently Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) constructed an east-west connecting road bridge over the Mithi River in a record period of five months and has thrown it open for traffic.

The images have nothing to do with Indian Mithi River at Mumbai. The image was earier shared on Social media in 2019 from a Norwegian diplomat Erik Solheim


The image has been widely shared since 2008. Shutterstock published the same image quoting, “MANILA, PHILIPPINES - JANUARY 6: A river of garbage prevents the flow of water on January 6, 2008 in Manila, Philippines. Poverty and garbage disposal are major issues in the Philippines.”

News verdict: Philippines River shared as Indian

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