underbelly of overturned truck (india)


Overturned truck on the side of the road (India)

This made the day of the kids from the nearby village.­ Wreck like that make a great playground.­

There was no injury, but some mechanical damage (front right wheel ripped off).­

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National Highway 34, West Bengal 742133, India

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 :)

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.­