CHENNAI: A video of a glittering fleet of boats cruising in a serpentine motion supposedly down a river in Kerala has been doing the rounds on social media with the hashtag #Deepotsavam. Users pointed out that 240 boats could be seen sailing in the river with lamps to mark Deepavali celebrations. Alt News ran a check and found that the video actually pertains to an event which took place in China on the Yulong River. Besides, the floating object is not a boat as claimed, but rather a series of bamboo rafts.
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