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The ‘man on fire in Dubai mall’ video is fake – Here’s the truth

A video was making rounds recently showing a man on fire at a Dubai mall after a mobile phone battery reportedly exploded inside his pocket. But it’s now transpired that the location of the incident was misreported. According to Faisal Cp Kuttammakkal, who shared the video on Facebook — the fire was the result of the man’s mobile exploding inside his pocket. With over a hundred shares in less than 24 hours, the short clip, the caption of which in Malayalam translated to “an incident that just happened in Dubai”, had gone…

WATCH: Tank ‘smashes through wall in Dubai mall’

DUBAI: A video showing a tank smashing through a wall in Dubai Mall during a shoot is going rounds on the social media. Contrary to what appears, the footage did not cause any damage as it seems to have been part of a stage production. The video was posted online on Wednesday December 14, 2016, and the tank was also recorded driving along Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Boulevard with a police escort. According to Gulf News, it was actually part of the British car show The Grand Tour, which includes Jeremy Clarkson,…