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FACT CHECK: Videos from Visakhapatnam’s gas leak tragedy falsely shared in connection with COVID 19

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Summary

Videos from Visakhapatnam’s polymers gas leak tragedy was being falsely shared to be related to COVID 19. 

In the backdrop increasing coronavirus cases in the country, a video was widely shared on Facebook with visuals of several people lying on the ground claiming that people seen in the video are the COVID-19 victims in India.

A Facebook user shared the video with a caption in Sinhala that can be roughly translated to,  “This is how Indians suffer after breaking the rules and safety measures during the COVID-19 pandemic before the epidemic was completely eradicated.”

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Another user also shared the video with a similar narrative. 

Another user named Chandan Kumar also shared some similar videos with a similar narrative. 

The post received was reshared more than 1000 times. 

The truth behind the claim 

In our investigation, we found that the claim shared with these videos is false. The videos are actually from Visakhpatnam, when on May 7, 2020, a massive gas leak that took place in the city wherein at least 12 people were killed more than hundreds were hospitalized.

A video on YouTube uploaded by a channel named  NR Advertisements on May 7, 2020, shows a part of the viral visual.

A New Indian Express report published on May 7, titled “Disturbing images of Visakhapatnam’s polymers gas leak tragedy” also shows some images that were similar to the visuals in the viral video.

In conclusion, videos from Visakhapatnam’s polymers gas leak tragedy was being falsely shared to be related to COVID 19. 

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