- An incident between China and India has sparked a massive response on social media
- After several officers were killed in a physical clash between the countries, World War 3 started trending on Twitter
- People around the world expressed their concerns over a possible war and some reacted with hilarious memes
As if the coronavirus pandemic was not enough, World War 3 has started trending on social media for a second time this year.
This followed a violent altercation between China and India which saw several soldiers dying.
According to Express.co.uk, five Chinese soldiers were killed and 11 injured during violent clashes at the China-India border, which has sparked fears of World War 3.
It is the first tome in decades the nuclear-armed Asian giants were involved in a clash that ended in the loss of life.
The Indian Army statement said:
“Senior military officials of the two sides are currently meeting at the venue to defuse the situation."
The army confirmed the confrontation, adding:
"During the de-escalation process underway in the Galwan Valley, a violent face-off took place yesterday night with casualties on both sides.
"The loss of lives on the Indian side includes an officer and two soldiers."
The clash resulted in World War 3 trending on social media as people across the world fear tensions may increase.
However, in true Twitter style, many expressed their views using hilarious memes. The individuals pointed out that 2020 has been tough so far and it does not seem that things will get better any time soon.
Briefly.co.za took a look at some of the World War 3 posts shared online:
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