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Is video of fire burning on water at Lekki Lagos recent?

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A video was forwarded several times on whatsapp claiming that fire was burning on water, said to be Lekki Beach.


The claim is FALSE, here are the facts


The video is being recirculated from an incident that happened in May 2021 at Ilashe Beach, located around Badagry in Lagos State.


Using Google image search to check a snapshot from the video, there were several results linked to an event since May 25th, 2021.

This incident occurred at Ilashe beach, located along Badagry in Lagos State and not Lekki beach as purported. Meanwhile, Google Maps shows Lekki and Badagry are 89.1 kilometres apart.


Findings indicated that the circulating video is not recent and the fire outbreak was linked to an oil spillage at Ilashe Beach around Badagry, not Lekki Beach.



The claim that there was a recent fire outbreak on Lekki beach is FALSE as the outbreak is not recent and it happened in Badagry.

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