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Video Of Motorbikes Skidding On Flyover Is  From Pakistan

(This article was originally published in Gujarati by Prathmesh Khunt)

A video showing multiple motorbikes skidding on a flyover one after the other, allegedly due to heavy rains, causing chaos on the road, is going viral on social media, with users identifying the location of the accident as Sanpada station bridge in Navi Mumbai. Newschecker found that this video is from Pakistan.

The video has been shared on Twitter by user @DeepakNikose3 which has garnered 12,400 views and 238 likes and 106 retweets. The video has been shared along with the caption ‘Today at Sanpada station.’

Newschecker found similar claims on Twitter and Facebook along with similar captions.

Several other users also identified the location as Hyderabad.

The monsoons officially started in India in 29th May, and has since been unevenly spread throughout the country. Heavy rains have resulted in flooding in several parts of the north east. 

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Fact Check /Verification

We started our investigation by conducting a reverse image search on the key-frames of the video on Google and found an article by Republic World titled Pakistan: Several Motorcyclists Fall On Slippery Road In Karachi Amid Heavy Rain; Watch uploaded on 26th June, 2022. According to the report, the incident took place on a flyover on the road near Millennium Mall in Karachi on Wednesday, June 22, after heavy rains lashed parts of the city.

Courtesy: Republic World

Upon further investigation based on the information received on the incident we found  reports published on the incident by Pakistani media institutes Pak Live Tv and Geo.tv. According to the reports, heavy downpour lashed various areas of Karachi following an unexpected dust-storm on Wednesday evening. Amid the heavy showers, rain water accumulated on the roads in different areas of the metropolis, with slippery roads causing many motorcyclists to fall and get injured while riding.

Courtesy: PakliveTV

View of Rashid Minhas Road can be seen here on Google Maps . Also, a similar video was posted on Twitter by journalist Zia Ur Rehman on June 22, with the caption provided as ‘Accident due to slippery roads during and after rains in Karachi, these are scenes from the Millennium Mall.’

Conclusion

Newschecker’s investigation reveals that the video, which went viral with claims that motor bike riders were slipping on Mumbai’s Sanpada Bridge, is actually a June 22 incident in Karachi, Pakistan. The incident took place on a flyover on the road near Millennium Mall in Karachi after heavy rains lashed parts of the city.

Result: False

Our Sources

Media Reports Of republicworld on 26th June 2022
Media Reports Of paklivetv and geo.tv on 22nd June 2022
Google Street View
Tweet by NY Times Journalist Zia Ur Rehman on 22nd June 2022


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Vaibhav Bhujang
Vaibhav Bhujang
Vaibhav is a part of Newschecker’s English team, where he spots and debunks all kinds of misinformation, making the rounds on the internet. A Journalism graduate from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, he holds an M.A degree in Philosophy and an M.Phil from Delhi University.
Vaibhav Bhujang
Vaibhav Bhujang
Vaibhav is a part of Newschecker’s English team, where he spots and debunks all kinds of misinformation, making the rounds on the internet. A Journalism graduate from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, he holds an M.A degree in Philosophy and an M.Phil from Delhi University.

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