A picture of coffins is being shared on social media with a claim that it is from Italy and it is also implied that those coffins are of people who died due to Coronavirus.
“In case you are still not convinced to stay home for you and your loved ones…Here’s a picture from Italy” – the text accompanying the picture read.
NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found he claim to be misleading.
On putting the image through Reverse Image Search, we found the original picture on the website of Getty Images.
As per the caption, the picture is from 2013, these coffins are of the African migrants killed in a shipwreck off the Italian coast.
“LAMPEDUSA, ITALY – OCTOBER 05: Coffins of some of the African migrants killed in a shipwreck off the Italian coast sit in a hangar at the Lampedusa airport on October 5, 2013, in Lampedusa, Italy. The search for bodies continues off the coast of Southern Italy as the death toll of African migrants who drowned as they tried to reach the island of Lampedusa is expected to reach over 300 people. The tragedy has brought fresh questions over the thousands of asylum seekers that arrive into Europe by boat each year. (Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)” – the caption read.
The picture started doing the round following the surge in deaths in Italy due to Coronavirus. Even though the above picture is from Italy, it is firstly, a 2013 picture and secondly, it is not related to Coronavirus.
Hence, the above information proves that the claim attached to the viral picture is misleading.
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