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There's A Viral WhatsApp Message About A Cyclone Hitting Mumbai, Don't Believe It, It's Fake

The messages urge Bombaites to stay at home as the massive Cyclone Phyan is raging through the city. In truth, the cyclone hit South East Asia in 2009.

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Mumbai has had a tough monsoon this year. On August 29, the deluge rivalled the worst floods the city has ever seen on July 26, 2005.

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On September 19, just when people thought things were dying down, mother nature came back in full force, leaving the city once again at the mercy of the rains.

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Even the BMC has urged people not to believe the fake WhatsApp message.

No cyclone warning for Mumbai. Citizens are requested not to trust and spread rumours - BMC

Andre Borges is a social news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Mumbai.

Contact Andre Borges at andre.borges@buzzfeed.com.

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