Aerial view of Odisha’s Balasore triple train accident shared as Pakistan.


At least 30 were killed and over 80 injured after as many as 10 bogies of Havelian bound Hazara Express derailed today near Sahara #railwaystation in Sindh’s Nawabshah district, 275 kilometres away from #Karachi. #TrainAccident #PakistanTrainAccident #TrainAccident

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Pakistan passenger train, Hazara Express derailed on August 6 leaving many injured and at least 30 killed. The initial investigation revealed that the absence of fishplates and damage to the track caused the tragic derailment. Meanwhile, a video clip showing an aerial view of the aftermath of the train accident is circulated as Pakistan train accident. Some of the posts carrying this video can be seen here and here.

What is the truth?

When watching the video carefully we found the logo of OTV, a news channel in Odisha in the viral video. And the visuals also look similar to that of the triple train accident that happened in Odisha’s Balasore. When checking the Youtube channel of OTV we found the viral video uploaded on its channel on 3, June 2023. This video is titled ‘Odisha train tragedy: aerial view captures devastation in Bahanaga’.

Similar drone views of the Odisha train accident are seen uploaded by other news channels including ANI. This proves that the viral video is not from the Pakistan train accident but from Odisha. Similarly, during the Odisha train accident in June 2023, another video from the Hyderabad train collision was claimed as Odisha train tragedy. The Odisha train accident killed more than 250 people and over a thousand were injured.

Also Read: 2019 footage of Hyderabad train collision shared as recent Odisha accident.

The Twitter account Pakistan Tourism posted the videos of actual visuals from Pakistan train accident. More visuals can be viewed here and here. But the viral video is of triple train accident that happened in Balasore, Odisha in India in June 2023. Multiple misinformation was shared relating to the Odisha train accident and Youturn covered most of it which can be read here.


It is found that the aerial view of the train accident shared as Pakistan train tragedy is of Odisha train accident that happened in June 2023.

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