A video shows the recent train accident in Odisha, India.
Following the recent train accident in Odisha, India, social media users circulated a video purporting to show the moment when the train accident occurred.
Misbar investigated the circulating video and found the claim to be misleading.
A reverse image search revealed the video to be outdated and unrelated to the recent train accident in Odisha, India.
Video of the Train Crash Dates Back to 2019
On November 13, 2019, the video was reported by Today’s YouTube channel.
Head-On Train Collision in Southern India
In November 2019, after nearly eight hours of relentless efforts, the NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) and the accident relief team of the South Central Railway successfully rescued Loco Pilot L. Chandrasekhar, who was operating the Lingampally-Falaknuma MMTS train.
He had been trapped in the driver's cabin following a collision with the approaching Kurnool-Secunderabad Hundy Intercity Express at Hyderabad's Kacheguda station on Monday.
Fortunately, the impact of the collision was minimal since both trains were still in the vicinity of the railway station, resulting in relatively low speeds during the incident.
Due to the incident, 12 MMTS trains, 16 passenger trains and three Express trains were canceled.
Odisha Train Crash in India Kills At Least 288
Officials reported that the death toll from India's most severe train crash in more than 20 years has reached at least 288. The incident occurred when a passenger train derailed and collided with another train due to a signal failure, according to a preliminary report.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the scene, engaging with rescue workers and surveying the wreckage. He also met with survivors in hospitals.
"(I) took stock of the situation at the site of the tragedy in Odisha. Words can't capture my deep sorrow. We stand committed to providing all possible assistance to those affected," Modi said.