Many People Killed in Haridwar as Mansa Devi Temple Ropeway Caught on Fire
1. Haridwar ke jhule mein lagi Aag
हरिद्वार के मनसा देवी के झूले में लगी आग से काफी श्रद्धालु लोग जिंदा जले.. दर्दनाक मौत हुई..
A short video is widely shared online alleging to show Mansa Devi Temple Ropeway in Haridwar (India) Caught Fire and Killed many people in the deadly accident. The video does indeed show a fire accident, but the said claims are not true.
Origin of Claims: Mansa Temple Ropeway Caught Fire
The deadly fire accident claims in Haridwar are doing rounds online since early July 2019. The 25 seconds short footage is in heavy circulation on video sharing websites and social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook.
Incidentally, the sight in the video is similar to Mansa Devi Temple Ropeway in Haridwar, India (see below video). Nonetheless, there are no reports of any such fire accident in the holy place of India.
The video in question circulated online earlier in 2018 and 2017 also claiming the fire accident took place in Zhanjiang town of China, and it killed 17 people alive.
Cab Fire Accident in Palestine
Yes, the fire accident in fact took place even earlier in March 2015 – in Palestine – not Haridwar of India or Zhanjiang, China. Horror broke out as the Cable Car with passengers caught fire while filming for a popular Palestinian TV show. The fire accident took place after a production assistant on the programme used a firecracker without seeking permission. The people on sight feared the cable car would crash to the ground. The people inside, however, took a daring step of hanging onto the cable and taking escape into the cabin behind. An extended video of the fire accident shows some scenes before the injured are pulled to safety by staff. Reportedly, two people suffered minor injuries and they got medical treatment.
So, the claims saying Mansa Devi temple ropeway caught fire in Haridwar and killed many people are hoaxes. The fire accident inside a cable car took place in Palestine and caused minor injuries to couple of people.
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