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Old & Unrelated visuals are being attributed to the recent bus accident in Uttarakhand

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In light of the recent bus accident in Uttarakhand, in which 25 pilgrims from Madhya Pradesh were reportedly dead, a social media post accompanying a set of images attributing them to the recent accident in Uttarakhand is being widely circulated. Through this article let’s fact-check the veracity of the claim made in the post.

Claim: Images related to recent bus accident in Uttarakhand.

Fact: These images are not related to the recent bus accident in Uttarakhand, wherein 25 pilgrims from Madhya Pradesh are reportedly dead. While a couple of these images are related to an accident that happened in Uttarakhand in 2018, one image is related to an accident that happened in Himachal Pradesh earlier this year. Hence the claim made in the post is MISLEADING.

On 05 June 2022, a bus carrying pilgrims from Madhya Pradesh fell into a gorge in Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi leading to the death of 25 persons. Several News agencies have reported the visuals of this accident. However, the viral visuals shared in the post are not related to this incident.

Image 1:

Reverse image search if the photo led us to a news article which published the same image. The news article dates back to February 2022 and as per the article, the image is related to a bus accident that took place in Himachal Pradesh.

A Himachal state corporation bus fell into a gorge in Shimla district. All the passengers are safe and there were no reported deaths. Other news articles that reported the incident can be read here and here.

Image 2:

This image is related to an old incident of bus accident that happened in Uttarakhand. Reverse image search of this photo yielded few news articles that reported the same image. As per these reports, the image is related to a 2018 accident wherein a bus fell into a gorge in Uttarakhand’s Pauri Garhwal district.

Few other news article that reported the incident and shared the images can be read here and here.

Image 3:

Even this image is related to an accident that happened in Uttarakhand in 2018. Reverse image search of the photo yielded multiple news reports that published the same image. As per these articles, the image is related to an accident, wherein a minibus fell into a gorge in Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi district.

Another news article that reported the same image as related to an accident in 2018 can be read here.

Thus, from the above explanation it is evident that the viral images are not related to the recent accident. Several news agencies have reported the visuals of the recent accident which can be viewed here and here.

To sum it up, old & unrelated visuals are being shared attributing them to the recent bus accident in Uttarakhand.

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