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Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh — Intoxicated Man Jumped From Swing, False Claims Circulated: Fact-Check

According to a news, which has been circulated recently, an accident occurred due to a swing breaking at the “Deva Mela” in Barabanki, and many people were injured and taken to the hospital.

@razvi_osama tweeted “#Barabanki , Accident due to swing breaking in Deva Fair, many people injured, admitted to hospital. @Uppolice @CMOfficeUP @Barabankipolice @myogioffice @UPPViralCheck @dgpup @Igrangelucknow @adgzonelucknow @LucknowDivision @DrKomalGautam @Firozwasti0786“. The tweet was made on Nov 8, 2023.

Several other accounts, including Srivastava Varun (“@varunksrivastav“), Newstrack (“@newstrackmedi“), Piyush Dwivedi (“@PiyushD86375“) also claimed that a swing breaking at Deva Fair caused a Barabanki accident that left numerous people injured and hospitalised. The tweets were reposted by many, contributing to the spread of the information. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

In actuality, the claim made about the incident is false.

According to police, one person was discovered to be intoxicated in Deva Mela, which is located beneath the Deva police station.He was sent to the hospital for treatment by the police at the Deva Mela after he leaped from the swing at a height of approximately three feet, sustaining minor injuries. Following treatment, the patient returned home without any problems. The media outlets’ claims are unfounded and fraudulent.

Barabanki Police (“@Barabankipolice“) tweeted “Refutation of misleading news by #barabankipolice #uppolice” on Nov 7, 2023 and clarified that the news spread is false.

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:


Users, including media outlets, circulate false claims about Deva Mela to create panic among people.


Claim : There are rumours circulating that a swing at “Deva Mela” in Barabanki broke, causing an accident that resulted in numerous injuries and hospital admissions.

Fact : One individual was discovered intoxicated in Deva Mela, which is under the Deva police station area, according to police clarification. After taking a slight tumble from the swing at a height of roughly three feet, he was taken to the Deva Mela hospital by the police to receive medical attention. The patient safely returned home after receiving treatment. Media outlets’ claim are false.

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