Video of Imam offering Namaz amid earthquake goes viral, know the truth

Fact Check News: Earthquake tremors are being felt continuously from many places in India. The terrible devastation caused by the earthquake in Indonesia on Monday kept people scared. More than 160 people lost their lives in this terrible earthquake, while more than a thousand people were injured. Meanwhile, a video is going viral on social media, in which it is being claimed that Imams are seen praying inside a mosque amid heavy tremors of earthquake in Indonesia. In such a situation, do you know the truth of this video? Following this, a video is becoming increasingly viral on social media, in which a man dressed in white is seen offering namaz inside a mosque amidst the tremors of a massive earthquake. At the beginning of the clip, the Imam is reciting Namaz on the loudspeaker, in such a situation, as soon as the tremors are felt, many people run away from there. However, the man wearing a white kurta and a few others continued to offer prayers by holding the walls. The video was shared by many on Twitter with the caption, "Continued to offer prayers amid 5.6 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia. May Allah bless and have mercy on them." News Verification: However, when it is investigated to know the truth of this video, then this video is four years old, so it has nothing to do with the recent earthquake. According to a BBC report in August 2018, the man seen holding the wall was named Arafat and the imam, the video was from Musholla As-Syuhda Mosque in Bali, Indonesia. Let us tell you that according to the New York Times report of August 6, 2018, the earthquake had killed at least 98 people and left at least 20,000 homeless. News Verdict: The viral video is fake. The viral video is of an earthquake during August 2018.

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