Echo 2022: Viral videos that left us awestruck

Cutouts of Neymar and Messi | Photo: Special arrangement

A 30-foot-tall cutout of Messi in Kurungattu Kadav

Images of a 30-foot-tall cutout of Argentine football hero and international sensation Lionel Messi, located in the middle of Kerala's Kurungattu Kadavu river in the Kozhikode district, have gone viral on social media and were extensively covered by foreign media.

Kollam youngsters 'bath on wheels'

It was raining by the time Badusha (26) and Ajmal (27), two residents of Cinemaparambu in Poruvazhy in Sasthamcotta, returned home after playing cricket. However, they were not downhearted, instead used the rainfall to their advantage. Instead of waiting until they reached home, the two youngsters bought soap from a nearby shop and bath on the moving bike. A friend recorded a video of the incident and posted it to social media, where it quickly went viral.

Kannur man brutally kicks migrant boy for leaning on a car

A shocking video of a young man brutally assaulting a six-year-old boy recently came out of Thalassery. Sihshad, a local of Ponnyampalam, was shown in the video kicking a migrant youngster for leaning on his car. Shortly after the CCTV footage was released, the young man's terrible deed grabbed headlines.

Lulu malls witnessed large crowds during a midnight sale

A midnight sale witnessed hundreds of people attending shops at Lulu International Shopping Mall. From 11:50 PM on July 6 till the break of day on July 7, the mall was accessible to the general public, leading to a surprising number of people flocking to the mall in the wee hours of the day. Even before the store's doors fully opened, people could be seen pouring inside leading to the mall's escalators, and balconies getting completely occupied.

Verbal spat over 'papadam' in wedding escalates to a fist fight in Alappuzha

The row over not serving papadam at the wedding feast escalated to a fistfight in Alappuzha. Many were injured.

A huge tree falls onto Aluva-Purayar road

Heavy rains cause a large tree to fall into the Aluva-Purayar road in Kerala, India. A school bus and a private bus are seen passing through the road just before the accident.

A man surprises mom and wife after clearing Google interview

After passing the Google interview, Advin Roy Netto surprised his mother and sister in a video that has gone viral online. He posted the lovely video on Instagram.

Tree chopped down in Kerala leaves hundreds of birds dead

The footage shows why relocating birds is significant if their habitat is disturbed for some purpose. The footage shows the death of dozen of birds after a large tree was brought down using a JCB machine. Hundreds of birds are also seen flying out of the tree in the footage as they lose their homes. A few dead birds on display are enough to send shivers down your spine.

Visuals of an elephant running amok in Guruvayur captured during a wedding photoshoot

The visuals of an elephant running amok inside Guruvayur Sree Krishna temple have surfaced now. Several devotees were present at the spot, and the visuals were recorded by a cameraman attending a marriage function.

Young trekker rescued after getting stuck in a crevice

After 46 hours of a long effort, the rescue team successfully lifted Babu, the youth who got stuck in a crevice on the steep hills of Cherad in Malampuzha. A two-member team of the army lifted him from the crevice with a safety belt and other equipment. He will be immediately shifted to the hospital.

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