At Least 142 people died in the Morbi Bridge Tragedy, in Gujarat. As the investigation and rescue operation continues in full swing, there are several videos and pictures from the location which have stirred the nation.
The 150 – year old bridge collapsed, days after it was open to the public. The bridge was crowded due to a large number of visitors and people who had gathered to celebrate Chhath Puja.
Meanwhile, an old video from the site is making rounds on social media, as several leaders, news outlets, and influencers have shared it.
An old video going viral from the same bridge shows hundreds of people stranded on the bridge, while some even try to kick the suspension bridge. A claim is being made that the video was shot right before the mishap
Heavy traffic before crashing machhu hanging bridge many of this people try to damage this bridge. pic.twitter.com/pmfdh5QDGl
— vijay patel (@vijaypatelMorbi) October 30, 2022
In this video, clearly visible that bridge was overcrowded and a few people were playing with others' life by shaking it dangerously
— Vijay Patel🇮🇳 (@vijaygajera) October 30, 2022
As soon as the fake video started going viral, several handles dismissed it by stating that the video is an old one and was not taken before the mishap. A new video resurfaced, which not only shows the bridge swinging around but also shows the fall. There are visible differences between the video shown before and the authentic one, as there is no green vegetation around the river, as was shown in the older video.
The number of people in the two videos also differs, as the first one seems much more crowded.
Fake news alert 🚨
This is an old video of the newly-renovated cable bridge that collapsed in Gujarat’s Morbi city today. It wasn’t shot right before the tragedy took place as it’s being alleged here. https://t.co/1R867JJSDm
— Sonam Mahajan (@AsYouNotWish) October 30, 2022
Willing to bet Rs.56 that this fake tweet will not be delated…after all – protecting party is more important than lives of people.
PS – it takes basic IQ to see state of the river/water-level in this old video
(I KNOW, I KNOW i am expecting too much)😢https://t.co/3LTu4ep7G4
— The DeshBhakt 🇮🇳 (@TheDeshBhakt) October 30, 2022
— Nimo Tai 🇮🇳 (@Cryptic_Miind) October 30, 2022