Did a sudden landslide at the Gopeng-Tapah road crush three cars in a shocking viral video?!
Take a look at the viral video, and find out what the facts really are!
Claim : Gopeng-Tapah Landside Just Crushed Three Cars!
People are sharing a video on WhatsApp, which claims to show a sudden landslide at the Gopeng-Tapah road crushing three cars in a shocking video!
Kejadian tanah runtuh di jalan Gopeng – Tapah pada 04-Jul-2023. 😱😱
Landslide incident on the Gopeng – Tapah road on 04-Jul-2023. 😱😱
Truth : There Was No Gopeng-Tapah Landslide!
This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS circulating on WhatsApp, and social media platforms, and here are the reasons why!
Fact #1 : Incident Occurred In India
The tragic incident happened at around 5:11 PM on Tuesday, 4 July 2023. However, it did not occur on the Gopeng-Tapah road, in Perak, Malaysia.
This video actually shows a landslide that crushed cars that were queuing up on. the Kohima-Dimapur National Highway in Nagaland, India.
Three cars were crushed, killing two people dead, while three people were seriously injured.
The incident was confirmed by the Nagaland Director General of Police Rupin Sharma, who posted the same video that day, with this warning:
Massive #Rockslide and #Landslide on #Kohima_Dimapur main highway.
Pls stay away till road is cleared and traffic resumes.
#NagalandPolice on the Spot.
Fact #3 : Perak Police Chief Refuted Viral Claims
On Friday, July 7, 2023, Perak Police Chief Datuk Seri Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri refuted the viral claims that the video showed a landslide crushing cars on the Gopeng-Tapah road. He said that a check by the police confirmed that the incident happened overseas.
The incident did not happen in Perak but overseas.
Fact #4 : This Is Just Another Fake Video
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