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Video Footage From Drone Strike On Saudi Aramco Refinery? Not Quite

Video Footage From Drone Strike On Saudi Aramco Refinery? Not Quite

A 2012 video from Mexico has once again gone viral as footage of the explosion at the Saudi Aramco refinery.

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Claim

The video is footage from an explosion in a Saudi Aramco refinery.

Fact

The video is actually from a refinery blast that took place in Reynosa, Mexico near the US border on September 18, 2012. An accidental leak is said to have caused the blast at Mexican state-owned oil and gas company Pemex’s natural gas facility, killing scores. BOOM had debunked the same video in August 2018 when it went viral claiming to show a boiler blast and fire at Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd's refinery in Mumbai.

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Claim

The video is footage from an explosion in a Saudi Aramco refinery.

Fact

The video is actually from a refinery blast that took place in Reynosa, Mexico near the US border on September 18, 2012. An accidental leak is said to have caused the blast at Mexican state-owned oil and gas company Pemex’s natural gas facility, killing scores. BOOM had debunked the same video in August 2018 when it went viral claiming to show a boiler blast and fire at Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd's refinery in Mumbai.

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Claim Review : A video is showing footage from an explosion in a Saudi Aramco refinery

Fact Check : False

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Mohammed is a post-graduate in economics from the University of Mumbai, and enjoys working at the junction of data and policy. His specialisations include data analysis and political economy and he previously catered to the computational data analytical requirements of US-based pharmaceutical clients.

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