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Fact-check: BMTC bus catches fire in Bengaluru, Propagandists circulate false and self-invented claims

A video that shows BMTC bus catches fire in Bengaluru on a busy road has been shared on social media platforms with the claim that the was targeted by a magnetic bomb. Pakistan-based anti-India propaganda accounts have shared the video. And claimed that a magnetic bomb targeted a bus in the Indian city of Bengaluru in which 3 engineers of DRDO lost their lives. However, D-Intent Data has found that these claims are false and self-invented. As per verified reports, the bus caught fire due to overheating.

False claims about BMTC bus catches fire in Bengaluru circulated by propagandists

Pakistan-based anti-India propaganda accounts have shared the video of a burning bus on a busy road. And claimed that it was targeted by a magnetic bomb.

Initially, sharing the video, serial fake news peddler and propagandist account @Pak1stTeam on X has said. “A magnetic bomb targeted a bus in the Indian city of Bengaluru in which 3 engineers of DRDO were travelling. All three DRDO engineers are feared dead. The incident happened 4 km west of DRDO HAL Tejas flight testing facility.”

Another fake news peddler Pakistan-based anti-India propaganda account @SAnPerspective has also shared the video and said. A magnetic bomb targeted a bus in the Indian city of Bengaluru in which 3 engineers of DRDO were travelling. All three DRDO engineers are feared dead. The incident happened 4 km west of DRDO HAL Tejas flight testing facility.”

Truth about the viral video, fact-check

As soon as the posts containing the video of a burning bus on a busy road came to our knowledge, we conducted research and found several reports about the incident. According to the reports, A Bengaluru Metropolitain Transport Corporation (BMTC) bus caught fire at Anil Kumble circle in Bengaluru. As per the reports, the bus caught fire in Bengaluru due to overheating, no casualty was reported. The news about the magnetic bomb is nothing but propaganda.

Hence, it is evident from D-Intent Data’s fact-check that the bus caught fire due to overheating, it was not targeted by any type of bomb and no casualty was reported.

Intent

Pakistan-based anti-India propaganda accounts are circulating videos of a burning bus from Bengaluru with false and self-invented claims to set their narrative against India.

Conclusion

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