Fact Check: Viral video with claims of oxygen crisis is of gas leak incident in Visakhapatnam last year, Pakistani users are making viral claims with the false claim


Amidst the fast-growing case of Corona virus infection in the country and the oxygen supply crisis, a video which has gone viral on social media can be seen lying on the streets. It is being claimed that this video is of corona virus infected patients who need oxygen. Due to lack of oxygen, these patients started falling unconscious on the streets.

In the Vishwas News investigation, this claim proved to be false and Pakistani propaganda against India between the case of increased infection of the corona virus. The video that went viral is of a gas leak case in Visakhapatnam last year, which is being viral with a false claim linking it to the oxygen crisis in the recent state of Corona virus infection.

What is a viral post?

Many Pakistani users have shared this video on social media by linking it to the incident of oxygen crisis in India. Sharing this video (archive link), Pakistani Twitter user 'Umar Anwar' wrote, "Political differences aside, we stand with India and pray for them." PM should officially offer help ASAP. Stay strong neighbours. "

Sharing the viral video, Pakistani Facebook user 'Ishfaque Hussain Mahtam wrote, "IndiaNeedsOxygen..Situation in India right now..We Pakistani stand with India..We stand with huminty. #PakistanstandswithIndia "

The investigation

In the video that is going viral, people can be seen falling unconscious on the streets. The number plate of the ambulance seen in the video going viral is from Andhra Pradesh. After searching Google reverse image of keyframes of viral videos with this keyword, we found this video in the bulletin of many news websites.

This video has also been used in the news bulletin published on May 7, 2020 on the Hindi news channel Aaj Tak website. According to the information given, 'This video is of the incident in Visakhapatnam where a gas leak incident occurred in a polymer manufacturing company, in which 3 people were killed.'

Video used to date gas leaks in today's news bulletin

Scenes of the viral video can also be seen in the video bulletin uploaded on TV9 Bharatvarsh's verified YouTube channel on May 7, 2020. According to the information given, 'Visakhapatnam's pharmaceutical company was stirred by leaking chemical gas. Three people, including a child, died due to gas leaks in the accident. '

Noor Mohammed, a Hyderabad-based reporter from TV9 Bharatvarsha, said, 'The video going viral is about the gas leak case in Visakhapatnam last year. It has nothing to do with the recent oxygen crisis or corona virus infection. 'The viral video can be seen in several other old news reports.

According to news reports, patients have died in some hospitals due to the oxygen supply crisis in India, but the video going viral is not related to any such incident.

The user, who shared the viral video with the intention of promoting propaganda against India, in his profile has described himself as a resident of Pakistan.

Conclusion: The video of the gas leak incident in Visakhapatnam last year is being viral with the wrong claim by linking it to the recent oxygen crisis situation. On social media, many Pakistani users are making this video viral with the false claim of propaganda against India.

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