Photo Of Flooded Playground In Mumbai Shared As Karachi

The photo in fact shows a playground in the Indian city of Mumbai.
A photo has been shared thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook and Twitter alongside a claim it shows flooding in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi. The claim is false; the photo in fact shows a playground in the Indian city of Mumbai.


The photo was published here on Twitter by former Pakistani cricketer Ramiz Raja on July 29, 2020. It has been retweeted more than 7,000 times.

A screenshot taken on August 3, 2020, of the misleading post

The tweet's Urdu-language caption translates to English as: "Sindh government has arranged milked tea for the whole of Karachi."

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Karachi is the capital of the southern Pakistani province of Sindh.

The photo was also shared here, here, here, here, here and here on Facebook and on Twitter here, here and here alongside a similar claim.

The claim is false.

A reverse image search on Google found an earlier version of the photo posted here by a user based in Mumbai, India. The caption of the tweet translates from romanised Hindi to English as: "She: How much tea can you drink? Me:"

A screenshot taken on August 3, 2020, of a Twitter post

A search on Google Maps found the location here in Tilak Nagar, a neighbourhood in Mumbai.

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The location, a playground in Tilak Nagar, can also be seen in photographs published here by Indian media outlet The Indian Express and here by Indian newspaper Hindustan Times.

Below is a screenshot comparison of the photo in the misleading post (L) and the Indian Express image (R) with similar features circled in red by AFP:

A screenshot comparison of the photo in the misleading post (L) and the Indian Express image (R) with similar features circled in red by AFP

Updated On: 2020-08-07T16:05:34+05:30
Claim Review :   The image shows a flooded playground in Karachi, Pakistan.
Claimed By :  Former Pakistani cricketer Ramiz Raja, posts on Facebook and Twitter
Fact Check :  False
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