Fact Check: Video of Twin Tower Demolition in Noida Shared As Aftermath of Earthquake in Turkey and Syria

In a devastating incident, two earthquakes of 7.8 and 7.5 magnitudes struck Turkey and Syria on January 6, 2023, killing over 8,500 people and leaving thousands injured.

Against this backdrop, a video showing two buildings collapsing is widely shared on social media linking it to the deadly earthquake in Turkey and Syria.

The video was shared with a caption: Building collapse in Syria after earthquake. #earthquake #Turkey #Turkiye #Syria

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

Multiple media reports have carried similar visuals. According to reports, the video shows demolition of the illegally constructed 32-storey Supertech twin towers in Noida

Visuals of the demolition were shared by other media outlets like NDTV, India Today and The Economic Times on August 28, 2022.

The twin towers in Noida were brought down in August 2022. In 2021, the Supreme Court of India had ordered the demolition of the Noida Twin Towers. A Mumbai-based firm, Edifice Engineering, used a technique called implosion and used around 3,700 kilograms of explosives to carry out the task.

Hence, it is clear that the viral video is from India and is not related to the recent earthquake in Turkey and Syria.

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