The viral video of passengers rushing into a bus flouting corona safety norms is from Kolkata.

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A viral video of passengers rushing in a bus is going viral with captions claiming it is a post lockdown video where social distancing norms are not being followed.

Claim: The video claims to be of Mumbai where passengers are rushing on the bus while boarding it and they are not following the social distancing norms.

Facebook:

🚌 बस का हाल 🤦🏻‍♂️ दिल्ली में मामले यू ही नहीं बढ़ रहे🤨😟

Posted by गगरेट हलचल on Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Look at how people are gushing into the bus! 🙄😑.Where's social distancing!? Where's the lockdown limitations??Can't describe the future world we gonna live in 💔Location: not sure must be Kolkata/Mumbai .Video credits: @tedthestonerWherever you're.. Pls stay safe makkaley! 🙏.#LetsFightCorona #MaintainSocialDistancing #AwesomeMachi #QurantinewithAM

Posted by Awesome Machi on Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Social Distancing Followed by Public in Bus at #Mumbai & #Delhi !!

Posted by Public Hai Ye Sab Janti hai on Monday, June 8, 2020

Amid the utter chaos, few Facebook posts also claimed that this video is from a Delhi bus where social distancing norms are not being followed.

Twitter:

The vice president of the Gujarat cricket association Dhanraj Nathwani tweeted this video from his verified Twitter handle. The archive version of this tweet can be accessed from this link http://archive.is/XKSnv

A twitter user also claimed that this video is from Delhi and not from Mumbai.

Truth :

This video is from Kolkata and does not belong to Mumbai or Delhi.

During our investigation, we used keyframes from the video and used the Google keyword search. We found a twitter user Anvesh (@nv3sh) who tweeted this video clip on 8 June 2020 from his twitter handle.

In the second video of his tweet, we can see the same bus before people started to pour in. Commuters can be seen banging on the door of the bus, eager to get in.

At 17 seconds in the clip, one can hear the conductor say, “টিটাগড় অব্দি যাবে, থানায় গাড়ি ঢুকিয়ে দেব “
Translation: “The bus will go till Titagarh, will take it to the police station.”

Titagarh is a city in North 24 Parganas, West Bengal. It is close to the state capital Kolkata. Therefore in our investigation, it was found that the claims made on this video are not true as this video does not belong to Mumbai or Delhi. Instead, it belongs to Kolkata.

Mohd Nadeem Siddiqui

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Author of 2 books and a former researcher on Homeland, Defence and National Security for last 10 years.Independent Fact Checker and busting fake news.