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Truck-Chopper Accident in Brazil Falsely Viral as One From Punjab.

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A video of a truck crashing into the whirring rotor blades of a stationary helicopter is falsely going viral on social media as an incident that happened in Amritsar’s Ratan Singh Chowk. But we found that the incident is actually from Rio Branco, a city in Brazil.

The video, which shows a helicopter standing on a road, while cars pass by, till a truck turns onto it and hits the rotor blades, is being shared by a huge number of people on social media with the claim that it is from Amritsar.

Several Facebook and Twitter users shared a 30-second video of a truck crashing into a helicopter’s blades on the street. Social media claims that this incident happened in Amritsar, Punjab. The viral text associated with the video reads, “As they say … Happens Only in India ! A Helicopter & Truck Accident in Amritsar”.

It was shared by Twitter user Col Tekpal Singh on July 23. It has been viewed over 4,000 times.

Twitter user @raj2jas also posted the viral video and with similar text.

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Alt News performed a keyword search on YouTube and found that ‘RC Channel’ had uploaded the viral video on January 20. As per the description, a truck collided with a helicopter from the SSP-AC (Acre Public Security Secretariat) on January 18 in Rio Branco, Brazil. 

Daily Mail published a report on the said incident on January 21. As per the report, “A police helicopter preparing to take off from a road in a Brazilian city was seriously damaged, and two of its occupants were injured, when a passing lorry came too close and collided with its blades.” Charles Matos, manager at the company that owned the lorry, told Daily Mail none of the three people in the vehicle faced any injuries.

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Amitabh discharged from hospital, Abhishek Bachchan is still admitted in the hospital

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The megastar Amitabh Bachchan has defeated Corona. Their report has come negative and they have also reached their home.

His son and actor Abhishek Bachchan gave this information but Abhishek Bachchan is still admitted in the hospital.

Abhishek Bachchan has given information on social media that he is still Corona positive. In his tweet, Abhishek wrote – Due to some comradeship, I am still Corona positive and am admitted in the hospital. Thank you all for your prayers. I am confident that I will come out stronger. This was a promise.

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