In light of the recent fire accident in Delhi’s Mundka area, in which at least 27 people are reported dead, a social media post claiming that media did not report Dayanand Tiwari’s brave act of saving at least 50 people is being widely shared. The post reasons that media did not report about him because he is a Hindu. Through this article let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.
Claim: Media did not report Dayanand Tiwari’s brave act of saving 50 people during the fire accident in Delhi’s Mundka.
Fact: It is true that Dayanand Tiwari along with Anil Tiwari rescued at least 50 people from the Mundka fire. However, contrary to the claim, multiple mainstream media agencies have reported his act of bravery. Many politicians, film personalities and journalists have heaped praises on Dayanand Tiwari. Hence the claim made in the post is MISLEADING.
Earlier this month, a major fire broke out in a building near West Delhi’s Mundka metro station, killing at least 27 people and many others have been reported missing.
While the building was engulfed in fire, Dayanand Tiwari, a crane driver saved as many as 50 people from the fire accident. He along with his helper Anil Tiwari rescued people with the help of the crane.
However, contrary to the claim made in the viral post, multiple media agencies reported Dayanand Tiwari’s valiant act. Mainstream media agencies like The Times of India, Business Standard, NDTV, The Statesman, Amarujala, Odishatv, India TV, ETV Bharat, Times Now, and many other news agencies have reported this news. Even regional media agencies have also reported about Dayanand Tiwari (here, here & here).
In fact, many politicians, film personalities and journalists have also tweeted praising Dayanand Tiwari. Few of these tweets can be seen here, here and here . Hence, all these establish that Dayanand Tiwari’s valiant act is not ignored by media but reported by multiple news agencies.
To sum it up, Media did not ignore Dayanand Tiwari, saviour of Mundka fire accident. Several media agencies reported his brave act.