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Truth or Fake: What's the backstory of this enormous rock in this shipping container?

What's the backstory of this enormous rock in this shipping container?
What's the backstory of this enormous rock in this shipping container? © Observers

What is this huge rock doing in a shipping container? The video amused social media users who shared it with all sorts of captions, sometimes claiming it was evidence of a smuggling operation, or even of a hilarious delivery error. So what really happened?

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The video was sent to us by two people on Twitter, saying that some people claimed that it showed a scene at the port of Matadi, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, while others  thought it was at the port of Owendo, in Gabon. Tristan Werkmeister from France 24 Observers of France 24 Observers looked into the backstory of this video.

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