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Fake news: There is more than one Barberton

A video, posted on TikTok last year, of a bridge being swept away by water has been circulating online. It did not occur in the Lowveld, let alone South Africa.

A video has been doing the rounds on social media, showing a bridge being swept away by water during what looks like to be a flood.

These scenes are said to have been captured in Barberton, which is partially true. This Barberton, however, is on another continent.

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The video presumably shows a river near Barberton, Ohio, USA, approximated to be during 2019, washing a bridge away.

Sheryn Nader from Barberton confirmed that the video is most definitely not of a bridge in this South African town.

The video was posted on TikTok last year.

Lowvelder wants to encourage its readers not to believe everything shared on social media.


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