A video of a part of a flyover collapsed on a line of cars with people inside has been shared on social media with the claim that the tragic incident took place on Balanagar Jeedimetla route in Telangana’s Hyderabad.
“Balanagar Jeedimetla route. Under construction FLYOVER collapse,” reads the caption shared by Facebook page ‘Style video’s vlog’.
Several other users have shared the video
Avoid Balanagar Jeedimetla route. Under construction FLYOVER collapsed! pic.twitter.com/d9ARxYqZNE
— Sohail Hasan (@SohailH45291882) February 24, 2021
Alt News has also received verification requests for the video.
The same video has been shared with the claim that the incident took place in Maharashtra’s Thane.
Bridge Collapse in Thane ! pic.twitter.com/Cj2g3c9jqn
— Sugrive Meena IRS (@MeenasSugrive) February 25, 2021
2018 incident from Varanasi
Nineteen people were killed and several others were injured when two beams of an under-construction flyover collapsed near Varanasi railway station on May 15, 2018, reported The Times of India. The crime branch of police arrested eight persons, including seven engineers of UP Bridge Corporation (UPBC) and a contractor.
The Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) tweeted that the incident is not from the city.
Video in social media circulation does not pertain to balanagar flyover site pic.twitter.com/oTfQ1dqqKt
— HMDA (@HMDA_Gov) February 24, 2021
Thane police also tweeted in Marathi that the incident is not from the area.
सदरची घटना हि ठाण्यातील नाही.
— Thane City Police (@ThaneCityPolice) February 25, 2021
A three-year-old video from Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi where a flyover collapsed and killed 19 people has been falsely shared as Hyderabad and Thane on social media.