FACTCHCEK: “Earthquake in Karnah Kupwara Claims Lives of Three Individuals in Jammu and Kashmir”

ANALYSIS: Misleading

FACT: 6.6 magnitude #earthquake hit countries including Turkmenistan, India, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, China, Afghanistan, and Kyrgyzstan. The epicenter is believed to be Hindu-Kush-Himalayan Region.An image is being circulated with the claim that a building has collapsed in #Kupwara ,#Kashmir in which 3 people lost their lives. But fact is that shared image is from Turkey where thousands of people lost their lives due to earthquake in Feb 2023.Kupwara police & Deputy Commissioner clarified no casualty reported in Karnah Kupwara. The news about three deaths is fake/baseless.

INTENT:People sharing old images from Turkey,claiming to be from recent #kashmirearthquake ,to create panic in valley




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