The image shows a road destroyed by a suspected gas explosion in Johannesburg, South Africa.
This image shared on Twitter on 24 July 2023 supposedly of a destroyed road in River Road is FALSE.
“Avoid River road if you can,” reads the tweet.
Reports indicate that the road may have been damaged by an underground gas explosion. However, no conclusive finding has been made as investigation is still underway.
On 24 July 2023, Johannesburg’s executive mayor Kabelo Gwamanda reported that one person died and 48 sustained injuries as a result of the incident.
Mtoto News examined a photo on Twitter supposedly showing a destroyed road in River Road, Nairobi and found it to be FALSE.
This fact-check was published by Mtoto News with support from Code for Africa’s PesaCheck and African Fact-Checking Alliance.