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Old Video From Hyderabad Shared To Show CCTV Footage Of Train Accident In Odisha

Authors

Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

Claim

CCTV footage of the recent train accident in Odisha.

Train Accident In Odisha
Screengrab from tweet by @iamkrrishgfx

Archived version of the tweet can be seen here.

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Fact

On scanning through the comment section of the posts carrying the video, we saw a comment posted by a user pointing out that the video is from Hyderabad. 

Taking a clue, we looked up the keywords “Train Accident,” “CCTV” and “Hyderabad” on YouTube, which yielded a video by CRUX, dated November 12, 2019. It carried the viral footage with the title ‘Hyderabad Train Accident | CCTV Footage Shows MMTS & Passenger Train Collision.’ 

Screengrab from YouTube video by CRUX

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We then looked up “Hyderabad,” “MMTS & Passenger Train Collision” on Google which led us to multiple reports from November 2019 elaborating on the accident. Featuring the viral footage, a Times Of India, dated November 11, 2019, stated, “Two trains collided at Kacheguda station in Telangana. Several people were injured in the incident. According to sources, five MMTS coaches got derailed in the accident while its loco pilot is still trapped in a mangled coach. The injured passengers have been rushed to Osmania General Hospital.” 

Screengrab from Times Of India website

VOA, whose watermark can be seen in the viral video, also uploaded the clip on its YouTube channel on November 11, 2019 to show a collision of trains in Hyderabad. 

Other reports of the incident can be seen here, here, and here

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Hence, a 2019 video showing a train accident in Hyderabad is falsely shared to show the recent multi-train collision in Odisha’s Balasore. 

Result: False

Sources
YouTube Video By CRUX, Dated November 12, 2019
Report By Times Of India, Dated November 11, 2019


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Authors

Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

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