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This Video Doesn’t Show a Building Collapse in Syria Due to the Earthquake

This video shows the demolition of the Supertech twin towers in Noida.

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A video of two towers collapsing is being shared on social media with a claim that it shows the destruction caused in Syria due to a powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria on Monday, 6 February, resulting in over 1,300 deaths.

The video had garnered over 19,000 views at the time of writing this story.

This video shows the demolition of the Supertech twin towers in Noida.

An archive can be seen here.

(Source: Twitter/Screenshot)

Where is the video from?: The video dates back to August 2022 and shows the demolition of the Supertech twin towers in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

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How did we find out the truth?: We performed a reverse image search on Google and came across a similar video posted in 2022.

  • The video was uploaded by stock image website Getty Images.

  • The description of the video stated that it showed the demolition of the twin towers in Noida, which happened on 28 August 2022. This was after these towers were found to be in violation of multiple regulations.

  • 01/03

    The video is from Noida and not from Syria.

    (Source: Altered by The Quint)

  • 02/03

    The video shows the demolition of Supertech twin towers in Noida.

    (Source: Altered by The Quint)

  • 03/03

    The twin towers were demolished through a controlled 'implosion' in August 2022.  

    (Source: Altered by The Quint)

The Quint also shared an exclusive clip of the demolition of the Noida towers in August 2022.

This video shows the demolition of the Supertech twin towers in Noida.

The Quint's video shows the demolition of the towers in slow-motion.

(Source: Altered by The Quint)

What about the recent earthquake?: A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit parts of Turkey and Syria.

  • The earthquake occurred at 04:17 local time (06:47 IST) at a depth of 17.9 kilometres near the city of Gaziantep, as per the US Geological Survey.

  • The earthquake was followed by another powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake that hit southeast Turkey.

Conclusion: Clearly, an old and unrelated clip is being shared as a video showing a building collapse in Syria due to the earthquake.

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