An image is going viral on social media with a claim that it shows bomb blasts in the Insein township, located in Northern Yangon (formerly known as Rangoon), Myanmar. The post also mentions that seven bombs had exploded in the area.

The image is shared with a caption which reads in Burmese as, “ရန်ကုန်မြို့အင်းစိန်တွင်ယနေ့ဗုံး၇ကြိမ်ပေါက်ကွဲမူ့ဖြစ်သွားတယ်လို့ သိရ…ଳ๛”

(English Translation: Seven bombs exploded in Insein, Rangoon today …”)

The link to the post can be seen here. Similar posts can be seen here and here.

FACT CHECK

NewsMobile did a fact-check and found the claim to be fake.

On doing a Google Reverse Image Search on the claimed photograph, we found that the same image was published on the website myanmar.liveuamap.com, 2 months ago in May 2021.

According to the website, a heavy fire broke out at around 11 am (Myanmar Time) on Konzaytan Street, Pabedan Township in Yangon. Residents said the fire started at a pharmacy selling traditional herbs. Firefighters extinguished the blaze by around 1 pm (Myanmar Time).

Another picture of the same incident was also published on the website Eleven Myanmar on May 16, 2021.

It was also tweeted by The Irrawaddy, a Myanmar-based media organization, on May 16, 2021. The caption associated with the image read, “A heavy fire broke out at around 11 am on Konzaytan Street, Pabedan Township in Yangon. Residents said the fire started at a pharmacy selling traditional herbs. Firefighters extinguished the blaze by around 1pm. (Photo: CJ).”

Hence, the viral image is from a fire accident that happened a few months ago and not bomb blasts in Yangon.

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