Hyderabad: A video is widely being shared on social media with the claim that the video shows a recent blast at Barauni refinery in Begusarai, Bihar.

We also found a report by Live Hindustan from 16 September 2021 claiming the same.

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Fact Check

The claim is false.

NewsMeter performed a keyword search which led us to several reports by mainstream media outlets, including Hindustan Times and India.com, about the recent explosion at Barauni refinery. Hindustan Times claimed that a blast at the refinery on 16 September 2021 had left 17 people injured. India.com, meanwhile, put the figure at 15.

Following this, NewsMeter carefully observed the viral video and noticed a logo that read 'NEWSCODE'. We further performed another keyword search which led us to a video uploaded by the YouTube channel 'Newscode Jharkhand'.

We visited this channel and found that the same video, with the title "Bihar: Fierce fire in Barauni Refinery", had aired on 28 April 2018.

We found a similar video on the YouTube channel 'Punjab Kesari Bihar' from 29 April 2018. The description of the video reads, "Great fire in Barauni Refinery, fire under control."

We also found a report by India TV published on 28 April 2018 titled "Massive fire outbreak in Begusarai's Barauni Refinery".

It is therefore evident that the claim made in the viral posts is false as the video is of a 2018 fire mishap at Begusarai's Barauni refinery.

Claim Review :   Video of a recent blast at Barauni refinery in Begusarai, Bihar.
Claimed By :  Social Media User
Fact Check :  False

Tejal Sinha

Tejal Sinha is currently a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is pursuing Masters in Journalism and Communication from St Francis College for Women. She is open to learning new things while exploring the road to unbiased journalism. She has also been awarded best report by women journalists, 2021. You can follow Tejal on Twitter @SinhaTejal

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