A video of an oil tanker exploding on a bridge is viral on social media. Users claim that this incident occurred at Gachibowli flyover, Hyderabad.
This video has been shared on Facebook and Whatsapp.
The claim that the incident took place at the Gachibowli flyover is FALSE.
When the screenshots extracted from the video were searched using Google Reverse Image search, Newsmeter found that the incident occurred at Wajre Bridge in Pune on December 5, 2020. The incident was reported by several media websites as there was a major traffic jam on the bridge. Vehicular movement on Katraj–Dehu Road Bypass towards Kolhapur from Mumbai was disrupted for nearly 45 minutes.
According to a report published in Dainik Bhaskar, a truck suddenly caught fire in the Chandni Chowk area of Pune on Saturday evening. The driver saved his life by jumping from the moving truck after the fire.
After the incident, there was a traffic jam on Warje Bridge for almost an hour.
From the resources, no injuries occurred in the incident. From the information we acquired by Warje police, the truck was carrying the supplies for fast-food chain.
Police said the driver realized that something went wrong with the truck. Somehow he managed to stop the truck. Minutes after he got off, the fire engulfed his cabin. In just a few minutes, the truck was up in flames, another report said. The viral video can be seen in this report.
Responding to the viral claims, Cyberabad Traffic Police took to Twitter rubbishing the claim that this incident took place at Gachibowli flyover.
"This viral video is not of Gachibowli flyover. It is FALSE news. It had happened on the Warje bridge, Pune a few days back. No such incident has occurred in Hyderabad. Warning: Persons spreading rumors/misinformation leading to public fear will be dealt as per law," police tweeted.
Hence, the claim that the tanker exploded at Gachibowli Flyover is FALSE. This incident occurred at Wajre Bridge in Pune last year.