Rising Temperature Melting Cars in Saudi Arabia
Today it was 52°C in Saudi Arabia
1. Extreme Heat Melting Cars in Saudi Arabia as Temperatures Rise..
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A ‘shocking’ story in wide circulation claims to show extreme heat from rising temperature in Saudi Arabia is Melting Cars. Accompanying picture shows two cars melted on back side. The picture also appeared online citing different places. Despite various claims, rising temperatures did not melt the cars in picture.
On 4th of June 2019, Facebook page ‘All J&K husbands cordination comeetee‘ shared the picture with a description saying ‘Today It Was 52°C In Saudia Arabia‘. Subsequently, the picture appeared on social media sites and WhatsApp claiming to show rising temperature melting Cars in Saudi Arabia.
Interestingly, the same picture was also circulating on social media with similar claims, albeit mentioning different locations like Arizona of United States and Rajasthan of India. While some of them were funny memes, there were also videos purporting to show the same.
Not Rising Temperature Melting Cars
Despite various claims widely shared on social media, what is said is not true. The picture in question is real, but the cars melted because of a big construction fire nearby. Intense heat from the fire melted the plastic parts of the two cars among many in parking lot. The fire incident took place on 19th June 2018 in Tucson, Arizona, US. The overnight fire accident at a student housing construction site caused lot of damage. Below is a video news report on it.
So, rising temperatures in Saudi Arabia, Arizona or Rajasthan did not melt the cars in picture. They melted because of a big, overnight fire accident nearby in Arizona.
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