Fact Check: Video Of People Falling Into A Drain Is From Rajasthan, Not Tamil Nadu

The video of 5 people falling into the drain has nothing to do with Chennai. This happened in Rajsthan’s Jaisalmer

  • By Vishvas News
  • Updated: October 13, 2022

New Delhi (Vishvas News). A video is going viral on various social media platforms. The video shows five people falling into a drain as the concrete slab they are standing on collapses. According to the post, this incident happened in Chennai. Vishvas News checked the viral post and concluded that the viral video has nothing to do with Chennai. This incident happened in April 2022 in Rajasthan.

What Is Going Viral

Facebook page H. Raja Army posted the viral video claiming that it is an incident from Chennai.

The archived version of the Facebook post can be viewed by clicking here.


Vishvas News first searched the keyframes of this video with the help of Google reverse image to know the truth of the viral video. We found screenshots of this video in many news reports. We find this video’s screenshot in a news story published on news website indianexpress.com. This video was also embedded in the middle of the news report. According to the story “Five people fell into a drain after ground collapsed in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer earlier this month. The moment recorded in a surveillance camera went viral on the internet, triggering a conversation about poor construction practices According to the timestamp in the footage, the incident took place on the night of April 7 at around 9.30 pm.”

We also found news stories on this incident on other news websites as well. According to all the reports, the case is from Jaisalmer in Rajasthan and the incident happened in April 2022.

We contacted Narendra Sharma, the bureau chief of Dainik Jagran in Rajasthan in this regard. He confirmed that “the video is from Jaisalmer”.

Vishvas News, at the end of the investigation, scanned the profile of the user who made the Jaisalmer video viral in the name of Chennai. In the social scanning of Facebook user, we found the page has over 20000 followers.

Conclusion: The video of 5 people falling into the drain has nothing to do with Chennai. This happened in Rajsthan’s Jaisalmer

  • Claim Review : People fell into a drain in Chennai after the top concret floor broke
  • Claimed By : Facebook page H. Raja Army
  • Fact Check : False
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