No, River Road has not cracked. This photo was taken in Johannesburg.
The incident shared did not occur on River Road, which is located in Nairobi Area, Kenya. River Road spans a length of 1.15 kilometers. Instead, it took place in Johannesburg, following an unexplained explosion that happened during rush hour on July 19, 2023.
The iVerify Network of Fact-Checking Desks has fact-checked this content and established that it is False.
To arrive to this conclusion, the iVerify Network of Fact-Checking Desks has conducted the following process. A reverse image search reveals that the image was initially published in an article by Channels TV, a reputable Nigerian independent 24-hour news and media television channel headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. The article dated July 20, 2023, reported the devastating incident in Johannesburg, South Africa, where a powerful explosion caused vehicles to flip and led to the splitting of Lilian Ngoyi Street (formerly known as Bree Street). Tragically, this incident resulted in the loss of at least one person’s life and left dozens injured.
We have also come across surveillance footage of the same incident, which was shared by NBC News, the news division of the American broadcast television network NBC.