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All India Radio, Ahmedabad used old image from Bangladesh as recent Boat accident in Assam

Written by Sahban

One person died and at least 35 others were missing after two ferries collided in the flooded Brahmaputra off Neamatighat in eastern Assam’s Jorhat district in the afternoon of September 8, The Hindu reported.

Official account of All India Radio Regional News Unit, Ahmedabad tweet the image with a caption in Gujarati that reads ‘આસામમાં જોરહાટના નેમતી ઘાટ પાસે બ્રહ્મપુત્ર નદીમાં નૌકા પલટી ખાઈ જતાં બેઠેલા લોકોને બચાવવાની કામગીરી પૂરજોશમાં ચાલી રહી છે.

43 લોકોને બચાવી લેવામાં આવ્યા છે. એક મહિલાનું મોત નીપજયું છે જ્યારે ચાર લોકો લાપતા.

#AssamBoatAccident’
Which translates to, ‘Rescue operations are in full swing in the Brahmaputra river near Nemati Ghat in Jorhat, Assam. 43 people have been rescued. One woman was killed and four others were missing.’Archive version of the tweet can be found here.

(Source: Twitter/Screenshot)

A Twitter user Shivani Senapoti tweeted the image with a caption in Bangla that reads ‘অসমত #নমামী_ব্ৰহ্মপুত্ৰ ,#ফ্লিমফেয়াৰ, #Awesome_Assam ৰ নামত কোটি কোটি টকা খৰছ কৰাৰ প্ৰয়োজন নাছিল,সেই টকাৰে কিন্তু ইমান বছৰত এখন দলং প্ৰস্তুত হৈ গলে হয়,কথাবোৰ মন কৰিব হ’ল,নহলে এনেকুৱা দিন মানুহে প্ৰায়ে দেখিবলৈ পাব🙏🙏💔💔
Which translates to, ‘Disagree #Namami_Brahmaputra ,#Filmfare ,#Awesome_Assam There was no need to spend crores of rupees in the name of Rupees.Archive version of the tweet can be found here.

(Source: Twitter/Screenshot)

FactO Check:
A reverse image search of the image  directed us to an article by Deccan Herald with a title 30 die, many missing as ferry capsises in Bangladesh’s Dhaka.

At least 30 people died and a dozen are missing after a ferry capsized and sank in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, following a collision with another vessel in June 2020.

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority’s chief, Commodore Golam Sadeqk, said the single-deck ship was “not overcrowded” and sank “due to carelessness”.

(Source: DeccanHerald/Screenshot)

Reuters, Gulf News, Al Jazeera have also reported the same.

Upon a close look into the image, we also found BANGLADESH NAVY written on the clothes covering the dead bodies.

(Source: Reuters/Screenshot)

Conclusion:
The image is not from the boat accident happened on September 8 but from Bangladesh.

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Sahban

Specialized in media monitoring, analysis, and research associate at FactO. Email: sahbanzar@factonews.co

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