Truck wreck in Ravine - Road to Rohtang Pass - Manali to Leh road (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 during a 7-week, 7000 Km motorcycle tour across parts of India (Delhi, Rajasthan, Ladakh, Kashmir, Jammu and more) in May-June 2009.