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Fact Check: No BSF soldiers were killed in the bus accident in Bihar. 10 including the bus driver injured.

Written by Vamc Vadranam

Bihar: Images of a overturned bus surrounded by BSF personnel from Bihar is going viral with a claim that 9 Border Security Force personnel were martyred. Many social media users have shared the viral image falsely claiming that 9 soldiers who were deployed for election duties in Bihar have lost their lives during the bus accident.

The claim is also viral in Facebook. A Facebook user has shared the viral images of the bus accident to a public group “Salute Soldiers” and claimed 9 soldiers were martyred.

FactO Check: 

It is true that the bus carrying BSF personnel has overturned near Muzzaffarpur-Darbhanga border, Bihar on November 4, 2020. According to a report published on November 5 by Aaj Tak, a bus full of BSF personnel going in to election duty overturned between Thakaniya and Budhkara village of Muzaffarpur district. Ten soldiers including the bus driver were injured and admitted in a Community Health Centre.

Bhaskar also published the news on 5th NOV. “bsf jawans arriving on election duty overturned 10 injured”.

Conclusion: Various sources have confirmed that no BSF soldiers were killed in the bus accident. So the claim of 9 BSF soldiers killed in the accident is Fake and Misleading.


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