A video of passengers encountering zombies at a railway station is being shared on social media claiming that the video depicts the zombie virus outbreak in China. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: Video depicting Zombie virus outbreak in China.
Fact: The video shared in the post is from the ‘Train To Apocalypse’, a zombie-themed event that took place in Indonesia. The Jakarta Light Rail Transit (LRT) and Pandora Box organised this zombie-themed event in Indonesia as part of promoting public transportation. Hence, the claim made in the post is False.
When we searched for further sources using relevant keywords, we found similar videos on the Pandora Box Instagram page depicting passengers encountering zombies at railway stations and inside metro trains. On comparing the visuals from the video with that of the video shared in the post, it is confirmed that the video is from the ‘Train To Apocalypse’ event in Indonesia.
The ‘Train To Apocalypse’ is a zombie-themed event organised by the Jakarta Light Rail Transit (LRT) and the Pandora Box company in Jakarta, Indonesia. The actors dressed in zombie attires attack the passengers and security guards at the railway station as part of this paid event. Inspired by the 2016 Korean movie, ‘Train to Busan’, the Jakarta Light Rail Transit (LRT) started this event to promote public transportation in Jakarta. The event was held between 05 August 2022 and 11 September 2022 in Jakarta. A poster published by the Pandora Box, related to the ‘Train To Apocalypse’, can be seen here. A few videos related to the ‘Train To Apocolypse’ event can be seen here, here, and here.
Several news sites reported about the ‘Train To Apocolypse’ event taking place in Indonesia. A few of those news articles can be seen here, here, and here. From all these pieces of evidence, it can be concluded that the video shared in the post does not show real zombies and it has nothing to do with China.
To sum it up, a video from the ‘Train To Apocalypse’ zombie-themed event taking place in Indonesia is shared as visuals depicting the Zombie virus outbreak in China.