Hyderabad: A video of an explosion in Lahore, Pakistan, is going viral on social media with the claim that the incident was a result of a terrorist attack. In the video fumes of fire and smoke can be seen rising in the sky.
Social media users sharing the video are claiming that there was a blast in Lahore's Multan Road and are using hashtags like #Pakistan #Terrorist #Bombers.
The claim that the incident was a result of a terrorist attack is false.
NewsMeter performed a reverse image search and found the same visuals carried by Pakistani news outlets The Friday Times and Daily Times. According to the reports, on 21 October, a boiler of a beverage factory at Lahore's Multan Road exploded. The explosion resulted in the fire engulfing the factory building. Nearby buildings were adversely affected too. The Daily Times report read, "Two men died as a boiler of a beverage factory located at Lahore's Multan Road exploded on Thursday."
Another report by Insider Paper said the beverage factory that exploded was the Benz Juice factory building in Lahore. A passerby and a factory employee were killed in the incident, it said. A video report by Cobrapost, a non-profit Indian news website, had reported the same.
Hence, the claim that the fire explosion incident in Lahore was a result of a terrorist attack is false.