“Royal Enfield Motorcycle Petrol Tank blast. Man burnt alive near electronic City Begur junction Due to petrol tank filled full! Don’t fill full tank in summer!” This message has gone viral on social media along with a video of a man charred to death, claiming that he was burnt alive after the tank of the motorcycle burst, since it had been filled to the brim.

Apart from Twitter, the message has circulated widely on Facebook as well in the last 24 hours.

Interestingly, a few days prior to this, the same message was circulating on social media but it was then claimed that the incident had occurred in the Malakpet area of Hyderabad.

The message probably first appeared on WhatsApp after which it started spreading on Facebook and Twitter. This was mentioned by a Twitter user who also tagged Hyderabad police for verifying its authenticity.

These messages that are circulating on social media are fake. No fuel tank has burst due to the petrol tank being filled and no Royal Enfield bike has caught fire. The video that is doing the rounds along with this message is a video of an accident that took place in New Delhi in January 2016. The bike had rammed into a tempo, after which it skid for a few metres before catching fire in which the rider was charred to death. The accident took place in Southwest Delhi’s Shankar Vihar area, and was reported by the Hindustan Times.

Social media users are advised to be circumspect with regard to such information being shared on various platforms, as often such information turns out to be fake.

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I would very much to love to see altnews bust all kinds of fake news, but all fake news are not created equal. Busting such dumb messages on social network is a good thing, but at the same time it dilutes the front page; this fairly unimportant post is occupying the valuable attention-grabbing space on the front page. Since it does not take up much resources for altnews team to bust such naive fake posts, there could be a ton of them in the near future. So, why not make a separate section for all not-so-serious posts so that more… Read more »


yesterday at night i was having telephonic conversation with my aunt, at one point she said that her son had arrived since she can hear the noise emanating from his bike and i acknowledged her by saying isn’t it “Bullet”. Now i get to see this news, no wonder what a coincidence!


Royal Enfield motorcycle Petrol tank blast. Man burnt alive near electronic City Begur junction (Karnataka) it is Fake new really because when the bike is the burning around so many people seen. any victim has available.