Fact Check: Photo of Bangladesh ferry accident shared as Assam boat capsize incident

A photo reportedly of victims killed in a boat capsizing incident in Assam which took place on 8 September is being shared online.

By Sabya Singh  Published on  12 Sep 2021 3:57 AM GMT
Fact Check: Photo of Bangladesh ferry accident shared as Assam boat capsize incident

Hyderabad: A photo reportedly of victims killed in a boat capsizing incident in Assam which took place on 8 September is being shared online. The image shows rows of bodies wrapped in white cloth and lined side by side.

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Fact Check:

The claim is misleading.

First, NewsMeter found a comment on one of the posts which provided a link to NDTV.

The NDTV report was published on 29 June 2020 with the headline "23 die in Bangladesh ferry accident". The same photo was published with the caption, "The Morning Bird vessel was hit by another ferry at Farashganj." Farashganj is a neighbourhood in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

We also found the same photograph in a Reuters news report. According to the report, at least 23 people had died while several others went missing when a passenger boat, carrying 50 people, capsized following a collision in the Buriganga river in Bangladesh.

The photograph was credited to Mohammad Ponir Hossain.

https://pictures.reuters.com/CS.aspx?VP3=SearchResult&ITEMID=RC2VIH91VPH6&POPUPPN=1&POPUPIID=2C0FQEX2KC8FO

Hence, the claim that the photo shows victims of a boat capsize incident in Assam is misleading. The photo is from a 2020 ferry accident in Bangladesh where 23 people were killed.

Claim Review:Photo of dead bodies piled up after a boat accident in Assam.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:Misleading
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