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Risky rides on overloaded vehicles, but they don't care!

Last updated on: February 8, 2013 10:21 IST

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Transporting people and goods is a big challenge in most countries around the world.

With a burgeoning population, we often see people overcrowding trains, buses, auto rickshaws and even motorbikes, risking their lives.

Truckers overload goods to save costs, ending up in huge disasters.

Take a look at the clogged transport networks across the world...



Image: Men use ropes to try and right a supply truck overloaded with wheat straw, used as animal feed, along a road in Dargai, in the Malakand district, northwest of Pakistan's capital Islamabad.
Photographs: Mian Khursheed/Reuters.
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A traffic jam, one of five key issues Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi outlined in his Al Nhada project, is pictured in old Cairo.

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An overcrowded train leaves Dhaka's Airport rail station ahead of the Muslim festival Eid-al-Adha.

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A man rides a tricycle loaded with lounge chairs along a road in Beijing.

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A man transports used empty plastic cans on a horse cart to a junkyard at Panchkula in Haryana.

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A bus is driven past a market in Maidan Shahr, capital of Wardak Province.

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A porter loads baskets specially used to carry vegetables and fruits, on top of a bus near a vegetable market in Kathmandu.

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A recyclable materials collector stands in front of her overloaded tricycle on a main street in central Beijing.

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Residents ride on a pick-up truck that supplies milk and other items in Somalia's capital Mogadishu.

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A passenger carries his belongings at a railway station in Kunming, Yunnan province.

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A woman carries styrofoam for recycling on her bicycle in a street in Shanghai.

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A porter carries goods on his head as he walks along a street in Mumbai.

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A man loads rice straw on his horse-cart in Thuan Thanh district, 30 km (18.6 miles) from Hanoi. 

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A man pulls a cart loaded with recyclable materials amid heavy rain in Nanjing, Jiangsu province.

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A porter carries a set of sofas as Maoist activists blocked roads throughout the country for two hours in protest against President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav in Kathmandu.

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A man transports fodder on his bullock cart on the outskirts of Faisalabad.

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An Indian labourer pulls his overloaded handcart on a road in Bombay.

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A man pushes an autorickshaw loaded with plastic balls to sell at a wholesale market in New Delhi.

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North Koreans look at a Chinese boat for tourists on Yalu River near the North Korean town of Sinuiju.



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