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Unrelated old video falsely linked to November 29 train explosion in Russia’s Severomoysky Tunnel

Decision: (false)


    The video has been online since at least March, and reportedly shows a gas pipeline explosion in Pelym, an urban area in Russia’s Sverdlovsk region.

On November 29, a freight train carrying diesel fuel caught fire in Russia’s longest tunnel. Within hours of the explosion inside the Severonomuisky Tunnel, located in the Russian Republic of Buryatia, a second explosion targeted another fuel-laden train crossing a 35-meter-high bridge using an alternative route in the same area. According to several international news outlets, Ukraine’s spy agency appears to be behind the explosions that damaged fuel tanks and rail lines.

What is the claim?

In the backdrop of these train explosions, a 10-second clip is circulating on social media, showing a train bursting into flames while traveling through the Severomoysky Tunnel. The footage shows a man standing, watching a fire from a distance, with two cars parked in front of him.

A user shared the video on “Involved ferrous metal cars.” Archived versions of the post and other similar versions can be found here and here.

X Post claiming to show recent explosions in Russia. (Source: modified by x/screenshot/Rational Facts)

The video has also made its way onto TikTok, with overlaid text reading, “Tunnel in Ruzia, gone,” and “There was a massive explosion in the Severomuy tunnel. In Buryatia, reports are saying it There was a train that connects Russia with China. ” Some users shared the video with the caption, “This is how the train passing through the Severomuy tunnel caught fire. It is reported that it contained 41 tanks with fuel, aviation There were 3 tanks with fuel and 6 wagons with ferrous metal.” In Warehouse.”

Screenshot of TikTok post.  (Source: TikTok/Screenshot/Modified by Rational Facts)
Screenshot of TikTok post. (Source: TikTok/Screenshot/Modified by Rational Facts)

However, the video is from March and reportedly shows an explosion at a gas pipeline in the urban district of Pelym in the Sverdlovsk region.

What did we find?

On reverse image searching, we found a Newsweek report dated March 30 which contained a screenshot of the viral video. The report, titled “Explosion at gas pipeline in Russia”, included several social media posts, including a viral video posted on X at around the same time. The report further said that Russian energy giant Gazprom had acknowledged that a part of the Yamburg-Yelets 1 gas pipeline caught fire during repairs on March 29. The report said the video depicted an explosion at a gas pipeline in the urban district of Pelym in the Sverdlovsk region.

Screenshot of a Newsweek report published in March, citing a social media post, showing an alleged explosion at the Pelym gas pipeline in the Sverdlovsk region.  (Source: Newsweek)
Screenshot of a Newsweek report published in March, citing a social media post, showing an alleged explosion at the Pelym gas pipeline in the Sverdlovsk region. (Source: Newsweek)

The head of the district, Shaikhit Aliyev, confirmed the explosion to Russian news agency TASS on 29 March. The TASS report said the regional information policy department quoted Aliyev as saying the explosion was caused by “depressurization of the main gas pipeline.” .” Reuters also reported the incident on March 30, citing TASS sources.

Obozrevatel, a Ukrainian Internet publication, also published video and a screengrab in a March 29 report, saying it showed an explosion at the Yamburg-Elets 1 gas pipeline in the Sverdlovsk region.

Additionally, the Russian daily Kommersant published the same 10-second video with Russian captions, describing an explosion at a gas pipeline near the village of Pelym in the Sverdlovsk region. The outlet reported that footage of the emergency scene was shared on social networks.

Although Logically Facts could not independently verify whether the viral video depicts the gas pipeline explosion in Russia’s Sverdlovsk Oblast in March, multiple sources claim the footage is from an emergency scene. Furthermore, since the video is from at least March, it cannot be linked to the November train bombings.

Decision

The viral video is old and reportedly shows a gas pipeline explosion in Russia’s Sverdlovsk Oblast in March. It has been erroneously linked to the recent Severonomuisky Tunnel train explosion. Therefore, we have marked the claim as false.

This report first appeared logically on Facts.com, and is republished on ABP Live as part of a special arrangement.

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