Did Karachi Mayor Drown In A Canal?

A video circulating on X (formerly Twitter) with the caption “During the Gujar Nala cleaning, the DMC administrator, Karachi, and other senior workers fell into the Nala because of an overcrowding on top of the machine” Showing visuals of the raft being drowned in the canal.

(Screenshot from X)

Another X user posted the same posted with following caption, “کراچی کے ایم سی افسران اور مرتضی وہاب گجر نالے کے گشت کے کے دوران ٹائ ٹینیک ڈوبنے کے مناظر”

English translation: “Karachi’s MC officers and Murtaza Wahab during the patrol of the Gujjar canal during the Titanic sinking scenes *Long Live the Titanic*”

(Translated by Google)

(Screenshot from X)

The claim gained traction on social media, particularly on X (formerly Twitter), the claim was shared here, here, here and here gaining upwards of more than 61.4K views.

To verify the claim’s authenticity, a comprehensive fact-checking process was initiated. A reverse imaging technique was employed, revealing that the shared video dates back to October 2018. The person falling from the raft was the Indian Mayor of Panjim, Surendra Furtado who was reportedly testing a newly imported weeding machine along with journalists.

(Screenshot from Buzzfeed)

The viral claim appears to have been shared with the intent to create a false narrative about the Karachi DMC administrator and senior workers falling into a canal. However, the video’s misrepresentation of events and the individuals involved suggests a potential agenda to mislead or manipulate public opinion.


Our fact check confirms that the shared video does not depict the DMC administrator of Karachi and senior workers falling into a canal during the Gujar Nala cleaning. The footage captures an incident involving the Indian Mayor of Panjim, Surendra Furtado, from October 2018.


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