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Old Video Going Viral As Cyclone Ockhi Striking Mumbai’s Bandra-Worli Sealink

Old Video Going Viral As Cyclone Ockhi Striking Mumbai’s Bandra-Worli Sealink

Watch out for this video which claims to show cyclone Ockhi striking Mumbai’s Bandra-Worli Sealink.


An old video of a wave engulfing  a sea-bridge in Lakshadweep is going viral as Cyclone Ockhi striking Mumbai’s Bandra-Worli sealink.


The video is flying across WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter on a day when the city of Mumbai has seen unseasonal rainfall in December brought on by Ockhi.

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Bizarrely it is even doing the rounds as Goa’s Kolva beach.


The video shows two individuals on the bridge, one of whom starts running back after seeing the rising tide but seems to be swept away while the second person who is seated on a two-wheeler turns around and drives away quickly.


Such is the impact of the video that those sharing it have missed vital clues that could have helped identify that the video is not from Mumbai.


  1. Two-wheelers are not allowed on Mumbai’s Bandra-Worli sealink
  2. The tall white cables that makes Bandra-Worli sealink easily identifiable to anyone from the city is absent in the video.


BOOM was able to trace the video back to YouTube where it was uploaded on August 24,  2017 with the caption of ‘Minicoy Eastern Jetty, Rough Seas.’


While we cannot verify the accuracy of the above video and pin point where or when exactly this video was shot (yet) we can say for a fact that it was not shot in Mumbai on Tuesday, December 5th.

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Karen Rebelo works as an investigative reporter, fact-checker and a copy-editor at BOOM. Her specialization includes spotting and debunking fake images and viral fake videos. Karen is a former Reuters wires journalist and has covered the resources sector in the UK and the Indian stock market and private equity sector. She cut her teeth as a prime-time television producer doing business news shows.



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