Motorbike fire accident was caused by collision, not exposure to sun

A video showing a motorbike catching fire purportedly due to exposure to the sun is viral on social media.

By Sabya Singh  Published on  21 April 2022 6:30 AM GMT
Motorbike fire accident was caused by collision, not exposure to sun

Hyderabad: A video showing a motorbike catching fire purportedly due to exposure to the sun is viral on social media.


Fact Check

NewsMeter found the claim to be false.

A reverse image search of the screenshots of the video shared by 'NDTV' journalist Sunil Kumar Singh on 13 April 2022. The incident in the video took place in the town of Nala Sopara in Maharashtra, the tweet said. The tweet said the accident was caused after the lid of the fuel tank was opened.

The 'NDTV' also published an article reporting the full details of the incident. According to the details, the two-wheeler in the video collided with a CNG auto. A small fire broke out from a motorcycle petrol tank shortly after the collision. To extinguish the small fire, the two-wheeler poured water into the petrol tank. The adjoining car also caught fire. Two people were injured in the crash.

A few more news reports were published regarding this event too.


https://lokmat.news18.com/mumbai/bike-tank-caught-fire-in-nalasopara-mumbai-video-viral-mhkd-690332.html

If a motorcycle is left in the sun for a longer period, the effect of UV rays on the vehicle can begin to damage the paint, rubber, or plastic as well as impact the fuel inside the motorcycle.

However, occasional exposure to the sun isn't going to harm your motorcycle.

https://motorcyclehabit.com/is-it-bad-to-leave-a-motorcycle-in-the-sun/

Hence, the claim is false.

Claim Review:scenes of a fire accident caused by parking the bike under the sun.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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