Man on fire from power bank in Kannur Airport- FAKE
Updated on Mar 21 2019
A video showing a man ablaze is running in social media now. There are 2things the post claims. One is that the fire is from a power bank that was being charged while it was in his pocket. Other is that the incident happened in Kannur International Airport.
Its fake. Both the claims seem to be false.
Upon investigation we have found that the video first surfaced in mid 2018, much before the Kannur airport was inaugurated. Back then, the post claimed the incident was in Dubai. While some said it’s the Dubai airport, some others said it’s a mall in Dubai.
We have found a report from the GULF NEWS confirming that the incident did not take place in any airport or mall in UAE. Initial investigation suggests that the incident happened in Morocco. The man set himself on fire after being caught stealing a pair of shoes from a shop.
News report below