Overturned truck lands on a house in a mountain village (Nepal)
The driver was not seriously injured. He was very lucky that his truck landed on a stone house just below the road. The valley slope was very steep and the truck could have rolled down and killed him.
The woman who owned the house was not very pleased. Not only there was big truck in her house, but also it was leaking diesel fuel in what was left of the house.
This had just happened moments before I took those photos. The entire population of the village was on the road, looking at the truck and wondering how they could put it back on the road.
Photos taken during a motorcycle trip with a friend in Nepal in March 2013.
This includes a trip up the Kali Gandaki valley to the Annapurnas and the Lower Mustang region, with its beautiful Himalayan landscapes.
Those photos were taken one year before the April 2014 earthquake that killed many and caused major damage in central Nepal.
Many of the buildings and temples on those photos have been damaged or destroyed by the 2014 quake, especially the shaky brick houses in Bhaktapur.
卐卐卐 - Horn Please! - 卐卐卐
Photos of traffic accidents on the roads of India and Nepal.
Most accidents involve overturned trucks.
Approximately 140,000 people die from traffic accidents every year in India.
The swastika (卐) is a Hindu symbol of auspiciousness or good luck, and it is painted on almost all trucks in India, as a good luck charm to protect against traffic accidents. Its efficiency is not scientifically proven :)