By: Ranjini K
July 15 2022
The footage is from an incident on Al Mughsail Beach in Salalah, Oman, not Bandra beach in Mumbai.
An Indian family, a father, and his two children from Jath town, Sangli district, Maharashtra, was swept away on Al Mughsail Beach in Salalah, Oman, on July 10, 2022. After the incident, footage circulated on social media, along with inaccurate claims and false narratives. One such post was from a Facebook account of Aadhar News Haryana (ANH) with the caption, "Two women have swept away waves on Bandra beach in Mumbai."
This is inaccurate. The footage shows the incident that occurred on Salalah beach in Oman, not Bandra beach, Mumbai.
Through google reverse search on one of the keyframes of the video, we found the same video posted by the YouTube channel of NDTV stating that a man from Maharashtra and his two children drowned on an Oman beach on July 10, 2022. 42-year-old Shashikant Mhamane, his six-year-old son Shreyas, and nine-year-old daughter Shruti were the unfortunate victims of the high waves.
On July 10, 2022, Royal Oman Police tweeted that five family members, including three children, were carried away by the high force of the waves on the rocky cliff in the Mughsail area in the Dhofar Governorate. Following tweets confirmed that rescue teams had found two bodies, including one child, and a search for three other missing persons was ongoing.
Hindustan Times quotes Oman media reported that three of the five members of the Sangli family were feared to have drowned on July 10, 2022, at Mughsayl beach in the Al Mughsayl area of Dhofar Governorate in Oman. Local authorities retrieved the bodies of the father and son in the Al-Mughsayl area on July 12.
The video from Salalah beach in Oman was incorrectly attributed to Mumbai's Bandra beach. Hence we have marked this claim as false.