The video shows a July 2013 explosion in Moscow, Russia, after a truck carrying gas canisters rammed a passenger bus and crashed
The video shows a series of explosions on a highway and is accompanied by the text, “Two electric cars collide. Seat belts and air bags may not help (sic).”
Does the video show an explosion after electric cars collided?
In the incident, a truck carrying gas canisters crashed into a passenger bus, as reported by The Willits News.
The search also brought up a July 2013 video with the same visuals as the video under scrutiny. The video’s title refers to an explosion on Moscow’s Ring Road.
Further investigations of the same image through a Yandex search brings up a report dated July 2013 on the same incident. Part of the text on the site loosely translates to; “Consequences of the ISUZU explosion with gas cylinders on the Moscow Ring Road on 07/13/2013.”
PesaCheck has looked into a Facebook post with a video purportedly of an explosion after two electric cars collided and found it to be FALSE.
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The article was approved for publication by PesaCheck Managing Editor Doreen Wainainah.