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Politician Shares Video From GTA V After Mistaking It For A Real-Life Miracle

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Credit: Rockstar Games/The UiGamer

A Pakistani politician has hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons after a Twitter blunder.

Awami Tehreek Secretary General, Khurram Nawaz Gandapur, recently shared a since-deleted video to Twitter [via RT], which appears to show an airplane avoiding a collision with an oil tanker on the runway by mere inches.

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Gandapur tweeted alongside the clip: “Narrow escape of an aircraft which could have ended in a great disaster. Miraculous save by the pilot’s presence of mind.”

Credit: Archive Today/Khurram Nawaz Gandapur/Twitter

Eagle-eyed Twitter users immediately clocked on to the fact that the video Gandapur shared wasn’t actually of a real life near-miss, but was instead a clip from Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto 5. A classic case of the social media blunder, in which fact checking has not taken place.

More specifically, the clip comes from YouTuber TheUiGamer. Check it out below.

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What an oopsie.

Of course, the mistake has led to some serious trolling for the poor politician, who probably needs to take a break from social media after all the excitement.

Possibly the most shocking thing to come of the mix-up is the realisation that there are still people on the planet who haven’t play Grand Theft Auto 5.

As one of the biggest-selling games of all time, the Rockstar Games classic has sold over 110 million copies worldwide, and still continues to appear on weekly best-selling lists even to this day.

It’s also pretty concerning that someone could confuse a game sporting last-generation, six-year-old graphics with real life, although Gandapur isn’t the first person to make the mistake.

Featured Image Credit: Rockstar Games/The UiGamer

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