A fake news, going viral on social media platforms, claimed that a metro pillar in Thanes’ Balkum collapsed, and many vehicles got crushed under the debris. However, the one-minute clip is misleading at the video is of an under-construction flyover collapse incident in Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi. One of the Twitter users, while sharing the video clip, pointed out that people were not wearing masks. In the video, it could be seen that a huge slap of the flyover fell on the vehicles parked on the road. People and security personal could be seen carrying out a rescue operation.
Thane metro pillar accident. Recent or old. Don't see masks... Via WA. pic.twitter.com/fn9v0Ncdco— $₱ƗԞɆ 👑 (@_spikeguard_) February 25, 2021
Major accident at thane metro pillar collapsed on vehicles on road... pic.twitter.com/rIe25wSrZj— SANJAY MULCHANDANI (@sampoornas) February 25, 2021
Major accident @ Balkum..THANE. .metro Pillar collapse and many vehicles got crushed pic.twitter.com/kdqF6bK6mx— Panchajanya (@Panchaj95289128) February 25, 2021
The Original Video
Notably, the video could also found on YouTube. It was uploaded in May 2018. Some social media users also claimed that it was the video was taken after the under-construction Balanagar-Jeedimetla flyover in Hyderabad collapsed. However, Telangana Police and Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority denied reports of any such incident. For the unversed, the tragic incident took place on May 16, 2016. The under-construction bridge collapsed near Varanasi Cantonment railway station. A total of 18 people had lost their lives in the incident, leaving several people injured.