FACT CHECK: Video Shows Venezuela, Not Recent Flood In Chile
A post shared on social media purportedly shows video of flooding that occurred recently in Chile.
Terrifying floods due to intense rains in santiago of Chile 🇨🇱
— Disaster News (@Top_Disaster) August 22, 2023
The claim is inaccurate. The video was first shared in 2022 and shows a different flood.
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The Twitter post purportedly shares a video of flooding that occurred through a city in Chile. The video shows a road with rapid waters taking cars and trees downstream.
The caption reads, “Terrifying floods due to intense rains in santiago of Chile TELEGRAM JOIN.”
The claim is false. There is no credible news report that this is video of a recent flood in Chile. Check Your Fact conducted research that revealed the video was shared on social media back in 2022. An Instagram post claims the video is of a flood that happened in Venezuela city of Maracay. “The spillway of the “El Castaño” river collapses with everything in its path north of the city of Maracay.”
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Reports at the time stated that at least 3 people were killed in the flood in Oct 2022, Al Jazeera reported. (RELATED: Did Illinois Pass A Bill Allowing Illegal Immigrants To Apply For The Police Force?)
This is not the first time misinformation has been shared online. Check Your Fact debunked a claim that Belarus arrested the Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin.