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Video Of Odisha Train Disaster Site Shared As Pakistan

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Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

Claim

The accident site of a derailed express train in southern Pakistan.

Ten carriages of a Rawalpindi-bound train derailed and some overturned near the Pakistani town of Nawabshah on Sunday (August 6), killing at least 30 and injuring more than 90.

The archived versions of the tweets can be seen here and here.

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Fact

Newschecker noticed that the accident site shown in the viral video seemed to have involved more than one train, contradicting the news reports about the Pakistan tragedy. Also, the viral clip ends with the closing credits of Odisha TV, indicating that it may have been a news report on the deadly three-train collision in Odisha’s Balasore on June 2, 2023, which claimed the lives of at least 293 people.

A reverse image search of keyframes of the viral video led us to multiple posts on Twitter and Sharechat in the first week of June 2023, sharing “drone views” of the Odisha train tragedy site. The posts can be seen here, here, here and here.

Screenshots of the viral video (left) and clip (right) shared by a Twitter user on the Odisha train accident on June 3.

We also came across multiple news reports featuring similar aerial shots of the site, as seen in the viral video, confirming that it is of the Odisha train disaster. The reports stated that drone footage showed large crowds of locals helping at the scene.

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Result: False

Sources
Twitter post, June 3, 2023
NPR article, June 3, 2023
Telegraph UK report, June 3, 2023


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Authors

Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

Kushel HM
Kushel HM
Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

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