As the Government of Telangana appointed temporary drivers in the wake of TSRTC (Telangana State Road Transport Corporation) employees’ strike, a post is being shared on Social Media with a claim that an RTC bus driven by a temporary driver collided a vehicle in Medak district. Let’s try to analyze the authenticity of the claim made in the post.
Claim: RTC bus driven by a temporary driver collided a vehicle in Medak district killing six people.
Fact: The accident photo which was taken before TSRTC strike is being wrongly shared as the accident that happened because of the appointment of temporary drivers, who were appointed by the state government in the context of TSRTC employees’ strike . Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.
When searched for this news in Medak district edition of various newspapers, an article related to the accident was found in Telugu newspaper, ‘Eenadu’. According to the article, the photo in the post is related to the accident that happened on September 28, 2019 near Pedda Shankarampet mandal in Medak district.
TSRTC employees began their strike on October 5th, so the accident had happened before TSRTC employees went on strike.
To sum it up, the accident that happened before TSRTC employees went on strike is shared as that caused by the appointment of temporary drivers.
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