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Citizens of Afghanistan scared of TB occupation hugging deaths and riding on the wings

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News Claim: A video viral on social media showing a man lying on the top of a turbine of a flying aircraft.

Viral message on WhatsApp today & other Social Media claims:

VIRAL VIDEO | Citizens of Afghanistan scared of TB occupation hugging deaths and riding on the wings of the Airplane........ Gulistan News don't endorse the authenticity of this video..

News Verification: As the Taliban’s took over Afghanistan, several videos emerged from the country showing several Afghani people climbing on the Plane from outside in order to run away from the country. There are even reports of few people tied themselves to the wheels of the plane, in a bid to escape.

However, a video was posted on social media where a man can be seen flying over the turbine. This video has gained over 5 lakhs of views at the time of writing the news. The video is not recent and not even real.

We found a pinintrest video of the same

On further digging we found the video of the viral post on social media. The video was posted by Huy Xuan Mai, in the year 2020. As per Vietnamese website “Zing News”, Mai is popular as ‘photoshop saint’ in Vietnam.

 

News verdict: Old and unrelated video, viral due to current set of event in Taliban Afghanistan


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