Israel says Hamas militants killed 1,400 people, mostly civilians, when they stormed across the border on October 7 in an unprecedented attack. More than 220 hostages were also seized.
More than 8,000 people have been killed in retaliatory Israeli strikes on the territory, many of them children, according to the Hamas health ministry.
However, the scenes are not related to the conflict.
A reverse image search and keyword search on Google found a YouTube video which said the crowd footage was filmed at a festival in India.
The video, posted on June 23, is titled “Baripada, ratha yatra 2023” — a reference to Ratha Yatra celebrations in
The YouTube video was published with a caption saying it shows Ratha Yatra celebrations in the city of Baripada in eastern India.
Also known as the chariot festival, Ratha Yatra is one of India’s biggest and oldest annual religious festivals, where Hindu devotees pull ornate chariots carrying deities through the streets.
Below is a screenshot comparison of the video in false posts (left) and in the YouTube video (right):
Below is a screenshot comparison of the YouTube video (left) to the image from Google Street View (right), with similar features highlighted by AFP:
Kalinga TV — a broadcaster based in Odisha in eastern India — also posted a report on YouTube channel on June 21, showing the same chariot at the 1:02 mark as the one in the false video (archived link).
Nigeria oil tanker explosion
The video is titled: “Ondo tanker explosion: 8 killed while scooping spilled fuel at Ore Benin Expressway.”
“The explosion was said to have occurred when the victims rushed to scoop fuel from the tankers, which had skidded off its lane and crashed,” the video’s caption reads.
Below is a screenshot comparison of the scene as seen in the false video (left) and in the video from TrustTV (right):
Scooping fuel from traffic accidents has resulted in numerous casualties in Nigeria, where the price of petrol doubled since June 1 after President Bola Tinubu ended a subsidy on gasoline, Nigeria’s Guardian newspaper reported (archived link).
Below is a screenshot comparison of the scene as seen in the false video (left) and on Google Street View (right) with the similarities highlighted by AFP: