Viral video shared with claims of landslide having occurred in Meghalaya is actually from Indonesia
Shillong: After Amphan wreaked havoc in West Bengal, Meghalaya received incessant rain. Following the cyclone, a video of a landslide went viral on social media claiming that it was from a highway in Meghalaya.
EastMojo did a fact-check of the video and found it to be fake. We discovered that the language spoken in the video was not from the state. We then reached out to the police who informed us that the video was completely unrelated to cyclone Amphan.
Assistant Inspector General of Police, GK Iangrai issued a clarification, stating that the video was in fact a landslide along the highway between the settlements of Chiangjur and Sukanagara in Indonesia. It was wrongly shared as landslide along the National Highway in Meghalaya.
The police has requested citizens to avoid circulating or sharing the video clip with false content or caption.