“राजस्थान के एक गांव में बिच्छू की बरसात हुई देख लो” (Scorpion rain at a village in Rajasthan. Watch- translated). This message has been circulated on social media with a video clip which shows hundreds of scorpions on walls inside a room.

राजस्थान के एक गांव में बिच्छू की बरसात हुई देख लो

Posted by MLPMarwadiLive on Thursday, September 5, 2019

The video clip is 14 seconds long. It has been shared on some groups and pages on Facebook.

Alt News has also received a request on the official app for verification.


Alt News reverse-searched a frame from the video clip on Google, and came across an article in Gujarati which was titled, ‘Thousands of scorpions emerge from a house in Anandpur village’. (translated). The article stated that thousands of scorpions were found from a home in the Anandpur village in Dhandhuka, Ahmedabad district in Gujarat, adding that a video of the same has gone viral on social media.

On further probing, we found a fact-check on the same by FactCrescendo, which had posted a video report of the incident, reported by the Gujarati news channel Sandesh. The news is recent, and pertains to August 2019. These scorpions had entered the house in the village due to heavy rain.

It may be noted that the video showing numerous scorpions inside a room is from Ahmedabad district in Gujarat and NOT from Rajasthan.

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Arjun Sidharth is a writer with Alt News. He has previously worked in the television news industry, where he managed news bulletins and breaking news scenarios, apart from scripting numerous prime time television stories. He has also been actively involved with various freelance projects. Sidharth has studied economics, political science, international relations and journalism. He has a keen interest in books, movies, music, sports, politics, foreign policy, history and economics. His hobbies include reading, watching movies and indoor gaming.