Fact Check: Viral video of bridge collapse is not from Hyd

A video of the collapse of an under-construction flyover is going viral on social media.

By Satya Priya BN  Published on  24 Feb 2021 9:07 AM GMT
Fact Check: Viral video of bridge collapse is not from Hyd

Hyderabad: A video showing an under-construction bridge collapsed has gone viral among Hyderabad social media circle.This video is being forwarded with a message, stating bridge collapsed at Balanagar enroute, please avoid .

Several Twitter and Facebook users have shared this video with this claim. The picture is also being shared on Whatsapp.

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Fact Check:

The claim that the viral video shows the under-construction flyover's collapse in Balanagar, Hyderabad, is FALSE.

After extracting the key frames from the video, NewsMeter performed a Google reverse image search. It is found that the incident took place in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, in May 2018.

According to news reports, At least 12 people were killed, and several feared trapped under debris after a portion of an under-construction flyover collapsed in Varanasi's Cantt. Area.

The same video was shared by ABP live with an article mentioning that in a tragic incident in Varanasi's cantonment area, a portion of an under-construction flyover collapsed near the Cantt railway station, killing at least 18 people under its weight.

Many laborers are feared to be trapped under the ruins, and the death toll is expected to rise. Many cars, bikes, and other vehicles have been poorly crushed under the weight of the block. The bridge had been under construction for a long time and it suddenly collapsed in the evening today.

The same article was published in Telegraph India.com. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has set up a three-member committee to probe flyover collapse, an official said. He has also directed the district administration and PWD officials to take all necessary steps for relief and rescue operations.

Also, the Cyberabad Traffic Police and Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority have put out tweets clarifying about the video.

Hence, the viral video showing the under-construction flyover's collapse is NOT from Balanagar, Hyderabad, and is NOT recent. The video shows the collapse of the flyover in Varanasi in May 2018.

Claim Review:Viral video of bridge collapse is from Hyd
Claimed By:Social Media User
Claim Reviewed By:NewsMeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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