कोहरे का कोहराम आज सुबह इस वीडियो के माध्यम से देखने को मिला जो हम सभी के लिए सबक लेने वाली बात है। सतर्क रहे सावधान रहे, सावधानी हटी दुर्घटना घटी। Posted by Akhlesh Jain on Monday, 2 January 2023
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विनम्र निवेदन 🙏 कोहरे को देखते हुए जब तक अत्यधिक आवश्यक ना हो, सुबह-सुबह हाइवे का सफर ना करें।समय हो तो 1 मिनट 33 सेकंड का यह वीडियो पूरा देख लें प्लीज। 👇 pic.twitter.com/bnC9C63znJ — Satish Goyal (@Satish_Goyal73) January 4, 2023
Fact CheckA simple keyword search on Google with 'Delhi smog accident' took us to multiple news reports that had covered this incident in 2017. A news report by India Today dated November 8, 2017, covered this accident. The report carries the same video. The description says, “Eighteen cars rammed into each other on the Agra-Noida Yamuna Expressway due to low visibility”. By performing the same keyword search on YouTube, we found multiple videos of the accident. National Geographic uploaded this video on the platform describing the lethal pollution situation in New Delhi. It was published on November 13, 2017. The title reads ‘Pollution Is So Bad in India, It's Causing Car Crashes’. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_vQDa42tuM] The very same accident was also reported by The Indian Express through a YouTube video on November 8, 2017. The title of this video is ‘Smog Causes Series Of Accidents Near Dhankaur’. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReQR_q-xgtU] Hence, it can be concluded that this video is of a car pile-up that occurred on the Yamuna Expressway in November 2017. The video that is being shared online recently is actually an old video of a car collision and not a recent incident. Vansh Shah is an intern with Alt News.