crane truck - overturned truck - kashmir


Crane Truck - Overturned Truck - Kashmir

Escorts Construction Equipment (ECEL) Wreckage Recovery Hydraulic Mobile Crane MAC 1214.­

Before righting the truck, they had to move its heavy load of corrugated metal plates to another truck.­ This was a long process because the truck crane was not a rotating one, i.­e.­ they had to move the truck crane back and forth for each load.­

In India, truck cranes like this one (used to putting overturned trucks back on their wheels) are own by the government and manned by the highway police.­

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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.­