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Telugu channels ABP Desam and TV5 News report accidents video of Karachi as of the Hyderabad

Written by Facto News Desk

A video showing multiple bike accidents on a flyover is in circulation, claiming that the video is of the ‘shaikpet’ flyover of Hyderabad. Several Telugu channels and social media users have shared the video calling it from Hyderabad; however, we have found that the video is from Karachi, Pakistan.

ABP Desam uploaded the video on YouTube on 26 June with the caption that reads: హైదరాబాద్ లో జారిపడుతున్న బైకర్లు” 

(Translation: Bikers slipping in Hyderabad)

(Source: YouTube/Screenshot)

The archive can be accessed here.

TV5 News also reported that the video is from Hyderabad.  They have now taken it down; however, we have archived their report.

(Source: TV5 News/YouTube/Screenshot)


FactO Check:

Kontham Dileep, Director of Digital Media of the Telangana government, took to Twitter to clarify that the video is not from Hyderabad. He claimed that the incident happened in Karachi and requested media houses to not report stories without verifying.

Taking a cue from this, we searched for the video using keywords and found the video attached in an article published on  23 June by the Pakistani media outlet Geo News.

According to the article,  amid the rainfall, several motorcyclists met with an accident on slippery Rashid Minhas Road near Millennium Mall in Karachi.

(Source: Geo News/screenshot)

The video has also been claimed as from Mumbai. Boom and other fact-checkers have debunked the claim.


Therefore, from the findings, it can be concluded that the video is from Karachi.

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