Fact check: Photos of whirlwind, tornado, and aftermath in Cotabato

Fact check: Photos of whirlwind, tornado, and aftermath in Cotabato

- A post claimed that a whirlwind and tornado hit Cotabato

- The photos showed the aftermath of the earthquake that struck Dungo-an

- However, it has been reported that the claim was false

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A social media post has claimed that a whirlwind, ominous cloud, and tornado happened in Dungo-an after an earthquake rocked Cotabato.

However, KAMI learned that the claim was misleading.

In a report by Rappler, a certain netizen named Armscor Shooter claimed that the photos he posted were from the result of the earthquake.

“Allahu akbar eto ang resulta Ng linog kaninang umaga sa bray Dungoan,” the post read.

Translation: “God is the greatest! This is the result of the earthquake earlier this morning in Barangay Dungo-an.”

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As reported by Rappler, the photos were not taken in the Philippines. Three of the photos were taken in Mexico in 2014 and 2015.

Here are the original versions of the photos:

Fact check: Photos of whirlwind, tornado, and aftermath in Cotabato

Screenshot from El Universal
Source: Facebook

Fact check: Photos of whirlwind, tornado, and aftermath in Cotabato

Screenshot from El Universal
Source: Facebook

Fact check: Photos of whirlwind, tornado, and aftermath in Cotabato

Screenshot from Latin American Network of Scientific Culture
Source: Facebook

Cotabato was hit by a magnitude 6.3 earthquake on October 16, magnitude 6.6 quake on October 29, and a magnitude 6.5 quake on October 31.

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