Hyderabad: Social media users have shared photos of a bus accident that reportedly killed nine BSF personnel in Bihar's Darbhanga district while they were going for election duty.
The same was also shared on Twitter by Tanuj Punia, the vice-president of the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee's SC Department.
It is true that a bus carrying BSF jawans met with an accident in Bihar's Darbhanga-Muzaffarnagar. However, the claim that nine jawans were killed in the accident is FALSE.
NewsMeter performed a reverse image search on Google and found several media reports with similar photos from 5 November 2020.
According to a report in Dainik Bhaskar, the bus carrying BSF jawans which reached Sinhwada on election duty overturned near a brick kiln located at Chaura of Budkara under Katra police station in Muzaffarpur district. Ten soldiers, including the driver, were injured in the incident. Local people and BSF personnel, who were mobilized after the incident, admitted the injured people to Sinhwada CHC.
Another report published in Aaj Tak stated that constables Avinash Kumar and Sanjay Bhai, head constable D.D Mehanto, driver Punia, resident Bajrangi Singh, jawan Ramchandra, Vishwajit Samar, Sameer Kumar, S.K Rai, Vijay Pasi, and Dhananjay Kumar were admitted to the nearby Sinhwada Community Health Center.
The photos were also published in sanmarglive.com. It further stated, "A bus ferrying poling security officers after it met with an accident ahead of the third phase of the Bihar assembly election in Darbhanga district."
Hence, the claim that nine BSF jawans died in a bus accident in Bihar's Darbhanga district is FALSE.