Recently, a video of two women falling into a big open sewage drain on the street has going viral online. Social media users have been sharing this video suggesting that was shot in Delhi. One user tweeted this video on August 11 and wrote, “Here are Salma and Shakina Kejriwal seen falling in the lanes of Kejriwal’s London”. The article had been viewed 32,000 times and received 1,900 retweets at the time of writing. (link to archived tweet)

Facebook user Deepak Singh had also shared the video claiming it was from Delhi. At the time of writing, it had been viewed 36,000 times and garnered 922 shares. (archive)


सलमा और शकिना केजरीवाल के लंदन की गलियों में गिरती हुई😂😂

Posted by दीपक सिंह on Tuesday, 11 August 2020

The video has also gone viral on Facebook and Twitter with users claiming that it shows an incident in Delhi.


Performing a reverse image search using certain frames of the clip led us to a video posted on a Facebook page titled Ahtasham Kayani. It had been posted on September 14, 2017. Apart from this, the same video had also been posted on another Pakistani Facebook page on September 16, 2017.


Boht buri Qismat Becharion Ki 😂😂😂

Posted by Ahtasham Kayani on Thursday, 14 September 2017

Pakistani news channel called Capital TV had also uploaded the video on September 13, 2017, writing “Two women fall into gutter in NA 120”. NA 120 is a constituency for the National Assembly of Pakistan.

Therefore, a September 2017 video from Pakistan showing two women falling into a sewage drain is being falsely circulated with claims that it is from Delhi. Users have been sharing this 3-year-old clip targeting Delhi’s chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal. Not too long ago, a video of a boy who fell into a manhole in Pakistan’s Karachi after heavy rains similarly went viral as Mumbai. Apart from this, some more old videos and pictures were shared on social media to target Kejriwal following heavy rains in Delhi.

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Kinjal Parmar holds a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. However, her keen interest in journalism, drove her to pursue journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication. At Alt News since 2019, she focuses on authentication of information which includes visual verification, media misreports, examining mis/disinformation across social media. She is the lead video producer at Alt News and manages social media accounts for the organization.