Fact Check: Did a Battery Scooty explode in a market, Tamilnadu

News Claim: A 39-second video viral on social media showing an electric Scooty exploding in the middle of a road. It is being claimed that the explosion happened because the two-wheeler was battery powered.

Viral on Social Media:  बैटरी वाली स्कूटी फटी बीच बाजार में


Battery scooty explode in a market

Many Facebook users posted the 30-second video stating “Battery scooter burst while riding”.

News Verification:  Upon investigation, we found that the explosion was triggered because of firecrackers and there was local news on this reference as well.

As per the below video on India TV, the unfortunate incident happened on the eve of Diwali. As per the video the father and son were going somewhere. They had kept crackers in front of the Scooty and suddenly the crackers exploded. The 35 years old father and his seven years old son died due to this unfortunate cracker burst.

The incident happened in Tamilnadu and Puducherry border.

News Verdict ayupp.com: The incident was due to cracker explosion and not due to explosion in the battery of the two wheeler Scooty.

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Olivia Murakami is an Indian fact-checker and news writer, writing news for Ayupp since 2014.

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