On September 13, Dhaka’s streets were flooded with red water, a combination of the blood of sacrificial animals spilled during Eid al-Adha and heavy rainfall from the night before.
Several images made their way to social media as the story swiftly went viral.
A day after the actual incident, people began sharing a different version of the images, this time indicating that the blood was photoshopped in and the floods were normal.
Several people were sharing reports that the images were photoshopped to show blood, claiming that a red effect was added to the original images to instigate anti-Muslim propaganda.
But the images weren't actually photoshopped at all. In fact, the images without the blood were the doctored ones.
This image in particular has been shared the most. In the image, it is clearly seen that the color of the posters and people in the backdrop have changed as well.
Several people have been trying to explain that the bloody flood photos are authentic.
Dhaka residents have also uploaded videos showing the floods.
BuzzFeed spoke to Edward Rees, a resident of Dhaka, who confirmed that these floods did happen.
Andre Borges is a social news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Mumbai.
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