A video has been circulated showing visuals of sandstorm claiming it to be from costal area of Karachi and Gujarat.

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Fact Check:

Inorder to check the claim we analyzed keyframes and performed a reverse image search on various search engines.

Through the utilization of reverse imaging techniques it was determined that the shared video is from Cairo, Egypt as huge sandstorm hit Suez Canal on June 5, 2023.



False Context/Misleading


Our research confirmed that video of sandstorm from Egypt was shared disguising it as Karachi, Pakistan.

ABCDE Framework-Based Analysis 

ActorGeneral Public/Unofficial social media based News outlet
BehaviorVideo from Egypt shared as from Karachi amid Biporjoy Cyclone Red Alert
DegreeThe targeted audience of the post was general public. The disinformation was spread on Twitter mainly.
EffectThe video was shared to mislead general public about effects of Biporjoy Cyclone at Karachi coastline.