“ब्रेकिंग न्यूज़: बिहार में बड़ा हादसा देखे लाइव (Breaking news: Big incident from Bihar live -translated)”, reads the message posted along with a viral video of a derailed train. It suggests that the derailed train shown in the video is Seemanchal Express which recently met with an accident in Bihar.
ब्रेकिंग न्यूज़: बिहार में बड़ा हादसा देखे लाइव ।
Posted by The Delhi Express on Monday, 4 February 2019
A video posted by Facebook page, Mera Bharat Mahan has been viewed more than 5,20,000 times. Several other pages and individuals have shared the video with an identical narrative on Facebook.
Old video of Indore-Patna Express
Alt News found that the video is more than two years old and NOT of the recently derailed Seemanchal Express. A closer look at the video reveals that the derailed train is Indore-Patna Express.
On November 18, Indore-Patna Express got derailed near Pukhrayan, Kanpur. “The railways had witnessed a major train accident involving Indore-Patna Express which claimed 150 lives just 38 days back at Pokhrayan near Kanpur. While the final report about the mishap is yet to be submitted, initial report had suggested rail fracture as possible reason for it.”, stated a report published by The Economic Times on December 28, 2018. We also found the same video posted on YouTube at least two years ago. This claim was earlier fact-checked by Boom Live.
In conclusion, a two-year-old unrelated video of a similar train derailment accident in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh was shared as of the recent Seemanchal Express.
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