Fact Check: Did Trident hotel structure collapse by cyclone Tauktae?

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Screengrab from viral video
Screengrab from viral video

New Delhi : As high speed winds and heavy showers lashed India's financial capital due to cyclone Tauktae on Monday, a video claiming to show Trident hotel structure collapsing on cars went viral on social media. In the video a chunk of building structure collapses over cars parked outside it. Check out the video below:

A fact check has been conducted by our team News Heads and it is found that the claims made in the video are false. The video shown belongs to an incident in the Middle East. AIR News Mumbai officially stated that no such incident of damage was reported near Trident hotel in Mumbai.

For further clarification, viewers can also check it themselves with the mentioned date on the right corner, which reads to be from the year 2020. And currently we are living in 2021.

Cyclone Tauktae originated from the Arabian Sea and has been categorized an an ‘extremely severe cyclone storm’. It has been causing heavy rainfall in Mumbai since Monday morning, with wind speed ranging over 60-75 kmph.

Operations at Mumbai airport have also been halted due to fast winds and rains.

According to the IMD’s latest warning bulletin, Cyclone Tauktae hovering around 160 km away from the Mumbai coast is likely to make landfall in the south Gujarat coast.