By Dilip Kumar Sripada On April 28th, 2021

A video is being shared on social media claiming it as visuals of COVID-19 victims’ dead bodies waiting outside a crematorium in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. Amid the continuous rise in India’s COVID-19 death toll, this video is being shared on social media. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.

The archived version of the post can be seen here.

Claim: Video of dead bodies awaiting cremation outside a crematorium in Bhopal.

Fact: The video shared in the post is related to Subhash Nagar Crematorium in New Delhi, not from Bhopal.  This video shows a long queue of COVID-19 victims’ dead bodies awaiting cremation at Subhash Nagar crematorium in South Delhi. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.

On reverse image search of the screenshots in the video, similar visuals were found in a video published by the ‘Swaraj Express’ news website. ‘Swaraj Express’ reported it as the visuals from Subhash Nagar Crematorium in Delhi. Reporting the same, a journalist shared this video on his Twitter Handle. ‘Jan Uday’ news channel also shared a similar video reporting it as the visuals from Subhash Nagar Crematorium in Delhi.

When we searched for other sources using these keywords, we found similar visuals in the articles published by a few news websites. They can be seen here and here. These articles reported that a long queue of COVID-19 victims’ dead bodies waited hours for cremation at Subhash Nagar Crematorium in Delhi.

On comparing the visuals of Subhash Nagar Crematorium and the video shared in the post, we could confirm that the video shared in the post is related to Subhash Nagar Crematorium in New Delhi.

In the wake of a continuous rise in COVID-19 related deaths, crematoriums in Bhopal are flooded with dead bodies. News articles and videos published about the present crisis in Bhopal Crematoriums can be seen here and here. But, the video shared in the post has nothing to do with crematoriums in Bhopal.

To sum it up, a video related to Subhash Nagar Crematorium in Delhi portrayed as the visuals from a crematorium in Bhopal.

Originally published at Factly