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ferries in Bangladesh

the ship of all means of transport, Despite some spectacular accidents in the last years of the first. This is not true, however, for the ferries in Bangladesh. Although reliable Figures are lacking, but observers assume that there are, on average, one accident per month, and approximately one thousand Deaths per year. Causes of collisions, serious technical deficiencies and Overcrowding.

Death Road, Bolivia

guidelines one searches in vain. Photo: Keystone

The Yungas road leads from Bolivian capital La Paz to Caranavi, in the Region of Yungas. Up to 2007, 200 to 300 people died here every year. In 1983, a Bus skidded and plunged into a gorge; 100 passengers died. Meanwhile, the accident rates gone down strongly, since the traffic has been relocated to a new, paved road. Popular the old route, especially in the case of Downhill mountain bikers is: From Start to 4640 meters, 64 km down the valley. Guidelines, there is no, depending on the weather, the road is muddy and slippery.

Caracas, Venezuela

No safe place. Photo: Keystone

the Venezuelan capital of Caracas is 3387 homicide (2017), the city with the most murders. One takes the relative Numbers, the so-called killing rate, that is, the number of murders per 100'000 inhabitants, in the Mexican city of Los Cabos moves to the top: 328'000 inhabitants, situated 365 murders, killing rate, 111,3. Caracas (3,05 million inhabitants, 3387 murders, the killing rate 111,05) is close behind. On places three to five, Acapulco, Mexico, Natal, Brazil and Tijuana, Mexico. In the most dangerous city in the United States, St. Louis, in the state of Missouri with 311'400 inhabitants, were second-to-last year, 205 people in violent crimes to the victims, the killing rate 65,83. This is twelve times more than the average for the whole of the United States (killing rate of 5.4), and 132 times more than in Switzerland (killing rate of 0.5).

Mount Huashan, China

Only for people free from giddiness. Photo: Keystone

Mount Huashan is the capital of the Chinese Shaanxi province, about 120 km from Xian, and is 2154 meters high. He has five summits and several Taoist temples. Its Hiking trails are considered to be the most spectacular in the world. In particular, the passages on the way to the easternmost summit, with descriptive names such as "Thousand-foot precipice", "the Hundred-foot column," and "Black dragon ridge" have it all. When you walk over the planks and into the rock walls, recessed steps, you will be backed up, but dizziness is guaranteed.

Half Dome, Yosemite national Park, United States

Only for the experienced climber. Photo: Keystone

The Half Dome in Yosemite national Park in California, 2692 meters high, bare rocks cone. Without tools he is considered to be almost unbesteigbar. In the summer months, steel cables, however, are attached, which enable the mountain-goers to climb the Half Dome. More than 60 people were killed. Especially in the last, very steep climb, it always comes back to dangerous situations. Therefore, the Commission is only an authorization.

Bungee-jump over the volcano, Chile

This adventure is definitely reserved for the Adventurous: By helicopter, it goes to a good 3000 meters in height. The Bungee jump will take place 200 meters above the seething crater of the active volcano Villarrica in Chile. The Heli hanging, flown to the base camp. The volcano erupted in the past 500 years, more than 50 times, the last time in 2015.

Forbidden stairway to heaven, Hawaii

Led Zeppelin can greet: Stairway to Heaven. Photo: Wikipedia

to reach the summit in the Koolau mountains on the island of O’ahu, in Hawaii, you have to climb a flight of stairs with 3922 metal levels, the so-called Stairway to Heaven. The staircase was in the 2. World war, American soldiers built and led to a secret radio tower. The Climb has been banned since 1987. The ladder to heaven in 2005, was renovated, but since 2015 is the risk on the approximately five-hour climb is on the rise again, because a storm has damaged the stairs again. Security personnel patrol on a regular basis, because a lot of tourists respect the ban. Who is caught, must pay a fine of up to US $ 600.

Climbing the Matterhorn, Switzerland/Italy

The 4478 meters high Matterhorn on the border between the Valais and the Italian Aosta valley, the most striking mountain in the Switzerland. The greater the number of those who want to climb to the top: 2500 to 3000 in the year, on peak days, more than a hundred. However, the mountain has its pitfalls: first ascent in 1865, four participants of the cluster of seven roped party of Edward Whymper rushed into the death. Since then, every year, killed eight to ten people fatal; more than 500 were there since the first ascent. Each season, helicopters fly an average of 80 rescue missions.

Princess Juliana International Airport, St. Maarten

Below the noise of the waves, above the plane roars. Photo: Pixabay.

Dangerous airports, there are many, but one is always called to the forefront: The Princess Juliana International Airport in Maarten on the Dutch Caribbean island of St., sandwiched between the sea and the mountains. Order as early as possible on the very short runway, to fly the machines in only ten to twenty meters of altitude, on the Mahon-beach, where the airport is located. The bathers, in spite of warning Signs, not from the spectacle to stop and take pictures of the daring and departures, even if a lot of the air power of the Jet engines have been blown away a couple of Times with deadly consequences.

Caminito del Rey, Spain

The Caminito del Rey ("king's trail") is a three-kilometre-long Hiking trail in the mountains of the province of Málaga in the South of Spain. He leads along steep walls up to 200 meters deep gorges. After several fatal accidents, which earned him the name "death path" was locked by the decay at the end of the way officially, what fun adventures prevented in its perpetration. Since 2015, the Caminito is officially usable, after it has been redeveloped for 2.4 million euros.

volcano-Surfing in Nicaragua

In search of the adrenaline rush, tourists can find in Nicaragua a special offer: you can have showers on Board the active volcano Cerro Negro down. It is up to 60 km/h on the road; the bone breaks, and abrasions are a daily occurrence. In the 24 km away, capital of the province of Léon, there are countless offers for guided Vulcano-Boarding tours; also, protective clothing is rented. The climb takes about 45 minutes; the Board needs to carry ourselves up. Down you ride in a Sitting position and directs the Board like a sled.

base jumping in the Lauterbrunnen valley, Switzerland

Each year it draws hundreds of base jumpers into the Lauterbrunnen valley in the Bernese Oberland. Base jumping is skydiving from buildings, masts, bridges, or, in the case of the Lauterbrunnen valley, from high, vertical rock faces. Wing suits called Wingsuits, reinforce the Sensation of flying. But base jumping is by far the most dangerous of sports: Between 1981 and the end of 2018 359 people lost their lives, one out of every seven of them came in the Lauterbrunnen valley, it has achieved worldwide notoriety.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 08.02.2019, 19:20 Uhr

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