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Wednesday, January 05, 2005  

False Alarm

Calgary Herald had published a picture, which it thought to be one from last week's Indian Ocean disaster. Apparently, it is of the Qiantangjiang River in Hangzhou, China. Taken two years ago, says Snopes.

Beats fiction, nevertheless.

posted by pradeep | Permalink | (5)

5 Comments:

Oh my god.
I too got this Tsunami pics mail..and believed it to be true.

By Blogger JaganLee, at 9:19 AM 

just curios, do you read this Calgary Herald. If so, great machi, you are reading all newspapers on earth :-)

By Blogger saranyan, at 10:49 AM 

And so hoaxes abound. I heard the other day in NPR about false charities and funds being setup to con people who want to contribute for the Tsunami. All the money does is get the dude a 12 pack.

By Blogger The Last Blogger, at 12:25 PM 

By the way, rediff.com had posted these pics on their website. So much for verifying your source :)
I told Shalini about it and when she went to check it, it wasnt there. I think they came to know the truth and then yanked it off !

By Blogger The Last Blogger, at 12:31 PM 

Jagan, :)

No Paran,
I dont read Calgary. Not yet [ winks].

Ranga,
Rediff.com verifying its source? Its just one huge blog.

By Blogger pradeep, at 12:09 AM 

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