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Truck hanging off a bridge after serious traffic accident (India)

The accident happened shortly before, and the truck drivers (or what was left of them) had already been removed from the wreck.­

It may look strange that the guardrail seems intact In fact a good section of the guardrail was destroyed (you can see the broken guardrail on this photo).­ The truck must have been going pretty fast when it flew off the bridge and hit the ground pretty fast and then rotated into a near vertical position after its front smashed the ground.­

India 2013 1558 photos

Photos taken in India in 2013

The highlight if this trip was the Maha Kumba Mela Hindu Festival, the largest human gathering on earth, which happens once every 12 years.­

Other regions visited include the springs of the Ganges river, Varanasi, the Konark sun temple.­

See also my photos of Nepal that I took the same year.­

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 :)