Fact Check: Picture of 2015 Tianjin explosion being shared as recent Beirut blast photo

Soon after a massive explosion rocked the city of Beirut in Lebanon, photos and videos of the horrific incident started surfacing on the internet.

One such picture being shared allegedly depicts the devastation wreaked by the massive explosion.

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FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact checked the above post and found the claim to be false.

A simple Reverse Image Search let us to multiple reports featuring the same image.

According to an article by The Independent, the image is of a blast that took place at Tianjin factory in Hubei province of China in August 2015. The explosion led to the death of 173 people.

The picture was credited to the European Pressphoto Agency (EPA), so we searched their website for the original picture.

Hence, we can conclude that the post in question is misleading and false.

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