Fact Check: No, this accident video is NOT from Durgam Cheruvu Bridge in Hyderabad

A video of a woman being hit by a car has gone viral all on social media claiming that this incident took place on Durgam Cheruvu Bridge in Hyderabad.

The Facebook caption read, “First accident on Durgam Cheruvu Bridge. People be careful.”

Other similar posts can be seen here and here.

FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found it to be old and misleading.

With the help of InVID tool, we got the keyframes of the video. On putting the keyframes of the video through Google Reverse Image Search, we found the exact same video in a news article on Vietnamnet TV dated September 13, 2017, claiming that a young girl was hit by a car, as she was busy looking at her phone.

Further, we also found the same video in another news article on VTC News, uploaded on September 13, 2017. This means that the video in question is old.

Further, we found a post on Twitter by Telangana State Police dated October 10, 2020, claiming that video of the car accident which is circulating on social media is not of Durgam Cheruvu Cable Bridge.

For further confirmation, we searched for Durgam Cheruvu Cable Bridge inauguration and found an article in The New Indian Express dated September 26, 2020, claiming that Durgam Cheruvu cable-stayed bridge at Madhapur was inaugurated in September 2020.

Another YouTube video by Siasat Daily also confirms that Durgam Cheruvu Bridge was inaugurated on September 25, 2020.

The YouTube description read, “The much-hyped cable bridge across the ancient Durgam Cheruvu Lake at Madhapur, which entails a four-lane elevated corridor from road number 45, was finally inaugurated on Friday evening. State Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MA&UD) K T Rama Rao, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy, Telangana Principal Secretary (MA&UD) Arvind Kumar and others were present for the event.”

However, NewsMobile independently couldn’t verify the origin and location of the video.

Hence, we found that the viral video of accident is from 2017 and Durgam Cheruvu Bridge was inaugurated in 2020, so, it proves that the claim is false.

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