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Koyna Dam fake news. Chinese Dam video Shared As In Maharashtra

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News Claim: A three-year-old video of an overflowing Chinese dam is widely shared on social media, with a false claim that it is Maharashtra's Koyna dam.

Viral message on WhatsApp today & other Social Media: Koyna Dam - One Of The Largest Dams In Maharashtra, India Overflowing

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News Verification: The video labelled as that of Koyna Dam from Maharashtra is not true. The dam is located in China. Recently rain and floods have created havoc in Maharashtra. Over 200 lives were lost. 

The video of the dam shared on social media is not from India and was also a 3-year-old video. It is the Xiaolangdi dam built on the Yellow River in Jiyuan city in the northwestern Henan province in China.

The video of the dam shared on social media is not from India and was also a 3-year-old video.

We found a similar video shared couple of years back in July 2019.

We further found a similar video on the official Facebook page of China's leading newspaper People's Daily.

News verdict: False




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