Men Perched Dangerously Atop Overloaded Motorway Lorry

Story BySibel AbdiuSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

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This is the moment six people travel along a busy motorway while perched precariously on top of a huge stack of boxes and sacks on an overloaded lorry.

The incident was filmed on the E-5 Motorway in Turkey’s largest city Istanbul and was widely shared on social networks.

According to local media, a motorist spotted the precarious situation and decided to film the group travelling on the overloaded lorry.

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Reports said that six people, including two children were travelling on top of the cargo.

According to the witness, the high stack did not topple while they were following the lorry. Meanwhile, no related incidents were reported to the local authorities.

In the video footage, the group appears relaxed as they sit among the boxes and sacks while speeding along the busy motorway.

One anonymous netizen commented: “I literally want to run away from this city, there is no public order whatsoever.”

‘Suleyman Kiran’ said: “How is it possible that a city’s traffic is left completely unmonitored.”

An unnamed netizen wrote: “I appeal to the authorities to take necessary action against such drivers.”

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Sibel Abdiu

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

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