Five Kids Risk Lives Sitting On Top Of Huge Lorry

Story By: Sibel Abdiu, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report

Video Credit: AsiaWire

This is the moment five children travel along a busy motorway on top of a huge stack of boxes and bric-a-brac stacked high on the back of a lorry.

The incident took place in the district of Atasehir in the north-western Turkish city of Istanbul on at rush hour.

A motorist on the busy road filmed the dangerous situation and posted the footage on Facebook where it has been widely circulated.

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The clip caused outrage online, with Istanbul residents bemoaning the practices of lorry drivers who reportedly use children to do the heavy lifting.

In the video, at least five teenagers are seen sitting on a pile of boxes and furniture items loaded on the lorry.

As they idly chat from their lofty and precarious position, the lorry edges along in the slow-moving traffic.

Netizens had a lot to say about the bizarre road journey. ‘Yakari’ commented: “They [lorry drivers] use children to load the vehicles. If you teach kids to write instead of work, these things would never happen.”

‘Yazik’ wrote: “These people give Istanbul a bad reputation.”

‘Eskidendi Hersey’ said: “Lorry drivers cause problems on the road every day, that is all they ever do.”

Sibel Abdiu

I have worked as a correspondent covering news from Turkey and Albania for several years now.

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