This Video Neither Shows an Electric Car Exploding Nor Is It From India

This video is from Uzbekistan and shows a CNG car exploding.

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A video showing a car exploding is making rounds on social media with a claim that it shows an electric vehicle (EV) that exploded in India while charging.

This video is from Uzbekistan and shows a CNG car exploding.

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(Source: Facebook/Screenshot)

The claim was also shared on Twitter.

What's the truth?: The claim is false.

  • This video is not from India, but from Uzbekistan.

  • It shows a car fuelled with compressed natural gas (CNG) exploding and not an EV.


How did we find out the truth?: We divided the video into multiple keyframes and ran a reverse image search of a few of them.

  • This led us to a report published by SonDakika, a Turkish news channel from 1 March.

  • It carried the same viral video and stated that the video shows a car's LPG tank exploding and hitting a man to death at a gas filling station in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.

This video is from Uzbekistan and shows a CNG car exploding.

The article also carried the viral video.

(Source: SonDakika/Screenshot)

Statement from Uzbekistan's government body about the incident: We across another news story shared by Daryo, a news outlet from Uzbekistan, on 25 February.

  • The article stated this explosion of a gas cylinder of a Nexia-3 car happened on 25 February at the CNG filling station on Bedil street in Samarkand.

  • It also added that a gas cylinder exploded while it was being refueled resulting in the death of one of the gas station's workers.

  • The report also carried a Facebook post shared by the official account the Department of Emergency Situations of Samarkand region.

  • It states that the gas cylinder burst of the car burst while filling compressed gas (methane) into it at Kamalak LLC located on Mirzo Bedil Street, Samarkand.

  • The post also included the gas cylinder and the car's photo.

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  • The post was uploaded by Department of Emergency Situations of Samarkand region.

    (Source: Facebook/Screenshot)

Conclusion: An incident of a gas cylinder bursting in a car is being falsely shared as an electrical vehicle blowing up in India.

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