Large Explosion in Wuhan, China Coronavirus

Fake news claims: A video viral on YouTube claims of a large explosion in china and associated it to the Coronavirus outbreak.

#coronavirus 武汉 病毒 Large Explosion in Wuhan, China just happened about an hour ago #wuhan #WuhanCoronavirus 1/24/2020

Facts Check Verdict: False

News Verification: A video viral on Social media claiming to be from China. The 17-sec video was uploaded recently on Social Media and ever since has raised the doubts. Yes, it is a big explosion, however, the video is old and from a massive explosion in Tianjin, China.

On 12 August 2015, a series of explosions killed 173 people and injured hundreds of others at a container storage station at the Port of Tianjin. The first two explosions occurred within 30 seconds of each other at the facility, which is located in the Binhai New Area of TianjinChina.


an investigation concluded in February 2016 that an overheated container of dry nitrocellulose was the cause of the initial explosion

There is no relation to Coronavirus and the video being shared.

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

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