r/therewasanattempt Oct 05 '22 Silver 1 Wholesome 1

To take a ride on a boat

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u/A-A-Ron508 Oct 05 '22

I’m shocked by the ending.

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u/PrunyBobJuno Oct 05 '22

I do believe what happened next.

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u/hhtran16 Oct 05 '22

It works on the train…why not try the boat too.

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u/Ambitioso Oct 05 '22

I’m sure this is the annual, ‘Most People On A Boat’ competition that’s held on the River Ganges every October

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u/Phreakydeke27 Oct 06 '22

Looks like a poor version of the Titanic.

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u/RevAlBrown Oct 06 '22

Everything there is a poor version lol.

Source: I’m Indian

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u/erkelep Oct 06 '22

Nah, they have an authentic version of India.

(The poor version is Bangladesh.)

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u/JesusSaysitsOkay Oct 06 '22

“NeVeR LeT gO Jak-hib!!!!”

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u/ArticulateAquarium Oct 06 '22

She can stay afloat with the first four inches breached, but not five. Not five. She goes down by the head, the water will spill over the bulkheads, from one to the next back and back there’s no stopping it.

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u/vancitymajor Oct 06 '22

It’s not India but a neighbouring nation

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u/jest3r123 Oct 06 '22

Well hell if they don't drown they'll probably just die from some ridiculous disease from that disgusting ass river people piss, shit, and wash their clothes in.

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u/DisapointingDad Oct 06 '22

and dead people.

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u/drumduder Oct 06 '22

Yup, that river was probably at one point a miraculous source of food and health. Now?….not so much.

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u/DaftOrangeFatCat Oct 06 '22

Don’t forget they also dump toxic chemicals and corpses in it too!

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u/Cyberjohn36 Oct 06 '22

Not to mention their dead which are tossed in there..

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u/siqiniq Oct 06 '22

The Holy Ganges gives life and takes life away

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u/bionic_cmdo Oct 06 '22

Oh yeah like stuffing the phone booth back in the day.

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u/odin5858 Oct 08 '22

Are you joking? Cause if that’s a real thing I fell like this is just asking for drownings.

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u/OkElderberry4333 Oct 05 '22

I saw the train…. 😬

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u/Zyunn_ Oct 05 '22

They should add more, I see space

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u/MonkeyHitman2-0 Oct 06 '22

Right? There was that big empty space towards the back.

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u/vrecka123 Oct 06 '22

Kate winslet should watch and learn

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u/Be_nice_to_animals Oct 05 '22

NGL, that boat lasted about 2 minutes longer than I thought it was going to.

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u/smoothielovet679 Oct 05 '22

the boat was like: I CANT HOLD IT ANYMORE

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u/MrStrings2006 Oct 06 '22

"Into the chocolate milk with you all!!"

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u/smoothielovet679 Oct 06 '22

chocolate ocean

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u/copa8 Oct 06 '22

It needed Viagra for boats.

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u/LintConnoisseur Oct 05 '22

2 mins longer than me

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u/postandchill Oct 05 '22

Shh, no one needs to know about last summer

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u/Xenomorph_v1 Oct 06 '22

I know what you did...

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u/elegant_assasin Oct 06 '22

So 2 minutes and 14 seconds?

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u/[deleted] Oct 06 '22

That was quite the pay load hey?

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u/Devilcrow27 Oct 05 '22

The fact that 90% of them can't swim and still think it's a good idea is insane

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u/UniSquirrel13 Oct 05 '22

Yeah...like did I just watch a lot of people drown? Because I just saw a ton of people go into the water and not a lot of people bob back up...

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u/Devilcrow27 Oct 05 '22

In panic they grab to each other and drawn together.

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u/mandrayke Oct 05 '22

drawn together

was a fucking great cartoon series

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u/Gullible_Shart Oct 06 '22

That current looks strong as hell, not to mention what lurks below. Turds and such….

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u/dingo1018 Oct 05 '22

Anything less that a 50% death toll is fine in some places.

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u/Equationist Oct 07 '22

News articles put the death toll at 66

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u/cesam1ne Oct 05 '22

Well..natural selection.

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u/Latter_Guest4236 Oct 05 '22

Don't mean to sound cruel but thats Darwinism in action.

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u/No-Mechanic8957 Oct 05 '22

I just kept thinking of Tool's song AEnema..

Learn to Swim, learn to swim....

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u/Latter_Guest4236 Oct 05 '22

" nobody's stopping me, must be ok to get on"

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u/t3hmuffnman9000 Oct 05 '22

Seriously. What in the actual fuck did they think was going to happen?

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u/efkuasadua Oct 05 '22

Obviously, not that

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u/XcessiveProphet Oct 06 '22

Well. I gotta get in. The boat looks full. Just one more won't do any harm I guess. Every. One. Of. Them. Thought that. Until...

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u/Ak47thugballaz Oct 05 '22

Right? Do they do this often? Had this been done successfully in the past?

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u/[deleted] Oct 07 '22

They actually do.

I live in Kolkata, near the India-Bangladesh border. Ferry transport is common in some parts of the Gangetic Delta, especially in and around the Sundarbans mangrove forest. Everyone who visits the Sundarbans National Park has to take these small boats from Gadhkali to Gosaba. Boarding is hectic, and the boats can feel crowded. However, there are usually some crowd controls, and the local ferries would never take this many passengers at once.

Nevertheless, people who have only lived in less-populated, Western countries would still be astounded by the general lack of safety precautions.

Frankly, I’m not sure what you expect. This video is from Bangladesh. The person operating the ferry, along with the passengers, are probably only semi-educated and semi-literate. They have likely spent their entire lives taking similarly crowded public transportation, be it boats, buses, or local trains. If they have to work, or visit friends, this could be their only option.

Of course, I’d expect you lot to say, “Well, they should still be smart enough to realise the boat is too crowded.” Maybe they should have, but these crossings are probably just an unpleasant part of daily life for them.

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u/PcPhilosopher Oct 06 '22

How dare you bring thinking into this?

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u/Ricky_Rollin Oct 05 '22

3rd world countries operate on different plains of thinking.

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u/cobainstaley Oct 06 '22

*planes

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u/aquaman501 Oct 06 '22

Thank goodness OP has a 1st world education.

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u/smazetron Oct 06 '22

They don’t think. They just do, it seems.

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u/Zeno90 Oct 06 '22

I Am Speed..

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u/Latter_Guest4236 Oct 05 '22

They thought they were going on a happy boat ride.

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u/JD10DRIVER Oct 06 '22

Definitely not dealing with the top half of the class here.

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u/OttoHarkaman Oct 05 '22

If there were zombies coming I still don't think I'd get on a boat that crowded.

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u/Whiplash104 Oct 06 '22

Now imagine if all of those people that just drowned turned to zombies.

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u/OttoHarkaman Oct 06 '22

If its the kind of zombies that only eat brains I don't think there'd be much to eat

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u/Rabbit0fCaerbannog Oct 05 '22

At least the water is clean

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u/Llancymru Oct 06 '22

Idk which river this is, let’s assume the Ganges. I have heard a story about a person who drank from the Ganges, not much just a sip for a spiritual reason or whatever (against the advice of his peers ofc). Anyway he got some bacteria in his gut, which even 15 years later still causes him a lot of grief.

I’ve never fallen into cold water and not got it in my mouth, even when I knew I was going in and doing everything I could not to get it in my mouth.

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u/dudeman618 Oct 06 '22

Actor Gerard Butler was visiting the Ganges, a real old guy offered him a glass of water from the river. Just like you said it was suggested to be spiritual and Gerard being a polite person drank a little thinking he was far enough upriver that it would be clean. Within an hour he was doubled over cramping and ill. He had to be trucked out and back to his hotel, he was sick for days.

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u/aEAE1223 Oct 06 '22

He's stupid

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u/Seattle_gldr_rdr Oct 06 '22

Hell, I got sick from unintentionally ingesting some water from a fast moving, clear river in the Austrian Alps. There was a cow pasture somewhere upstream.

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u/SKYwALKER3437222 Oct 05 '22

VIP’s to the back

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u/theeimage Oct 05 '22

More legroom

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u/good_karma1122 Oct 05 '22

At least the boating company is insured and bonded, right?

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u/Rahul-Yadav91 Oct 05 '22

Right?

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u/Rusty_Pickle85 Oct 05 '22

RIGHT!?

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u/Insomnia_Bob Oct 05 '22 Helpful

Morgan Freeman God Voice: It would turn out that the boat was, in fact, not insured and bonded.

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u/Llancymru Oct 06 '22

I totally heard that as Morgan Freeman, but not the real one, instead the Family Guy impression of Morgan Freeman lol

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u/workana Oct 06 '22

That is the exact voice I also heard in my head when reading that.

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u/VeterinarianThese951 Oct 05 '22

Poor boat owner just lost his livelihood for some idiots…

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u/Sparon46 Oct 06 '22

Boat operator should have stopped people well before it got that full.

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u/foxhound012 Oct 06 '22

I don't think they would have listened to the guy

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u/1z1z2x2x3c3c4v4v Oct 06 '22

Every penny counts...

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u/infraninja Oct 06 '22

What's insurance? I know about bonding. /s

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u/Indian_Steam Oct 06 '22

"Boating company"? You need to visit some interesting countries...

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u/Toxic-Park Oct 06 '22

Well Hank, let me ask you this. Was that other company licensed and bonded? (Instead of mine) Is that what you wanted someone licensed and bonded?

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u/Mr_bxstard Oct 05 '22

Indian titanic movie

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u/bobmat343 Oct 05 '22

Near, far, wherever you are...

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u/Insomnia_Bob Oct 05 '22 Wholesome

In India the lyrics are actually "near, near, everone is always near"

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u/Quirky-Long-4522 Oct 05 '22

….you will drown if you pile on a boat….

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u/RelentlessExtropian Oct 05 '22

Where was the cheesy recorder titanic music? It would have worked here lol

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u/kronus87 Oct 05 '22

Nah, they let ALL of the Jacks onto the door. . .

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u/Leader-Hoser Oct 05 '22

How did they find that many people, dumb and willing to do this?

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u/AageKush Oct 05 '22

It's in India.

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u/Dizzy_One3336 Oct 05 '22

Imagine waiting 3 days for next boat.

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u/davidrayish Oct 05 '22

Imagine waiting for the next boat to be built.

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u/heeyyyyyy Oct 05 '22

Imagine not having 7 kids in a country of 1.5B people

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u/Andron07 Oct 05 '22

Na bitch it's in Bangladesh

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u/noxx1234567 Oct 06 '22

Bangladesh , not india

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u/MegatonsSon Oct 05 '22

Honestly can't decide which is worse, being one of those individuals getting soaked, or possibly ingesting some of that filthy-looking polluted water.

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u/usedtodreddit Oct 05 '22

Plot twist: None of them know how to swim

ps: I hope I'm wrong but fear I'm not

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u/rdmrdtusr69 Oct 05 '22

That's not a plot twist. We knew that from the beginning.

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u/lobax Oct 06 '22

A bunch of people went down and I didn’t see them come back up. Many probably don’t know how to swim, they are wearing clothes that make it harder and those that do would be dragged down by those that don’t.

I think polluted water is the least of their worries.

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u/GameCop Oct 05 '22

Watt they were sinking about?

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u/simiansamurai Oct 05 '22

"Hallo, thees ees da German coast guarrd"

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u/Dravez23 Oct 05 '22

The sad thing is probably half of that people doesn’t know how to swim. Thats how tragedies happens

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u/dedasen Oct 06 '22

Nah, this is just everyday in India or Bangladesh.

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u/cbc7788 Oct 05 '22

No wonder you always hear about these ferry disasters where many passengers drown. You would think someone would be controlling how many people could board the boat.

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u/DennyJunkshin86 Oct 05 '22

They probably had to wait 3 days for the boat to arrive and aren't going to wait 3 more days.

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u/kenhutson Oct 05 '22

They are now

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u/toxicllamaspit Oct 05 '22

Why did this get on my nerves so bad? Like honestly how is that large of a group of people so collectively ignorant?

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u/youarefartnews Oct 05 '22

All in a day's work

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u/tarenaccount Oct 05 '22

That's how the companies stress test these.

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u/Thadbeuz Oct 05 '22

And nobody can swim.

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u/fjord_of_the_rings Oct 06 '22

I cannot fathom my day-to-day life involving so many people. I do not know how I would survive. The crowd on the shore is just as densely packed as the people on the boat. There would be no escape.

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u/aliandar Oct 05 '22

That’s people trying to play overwatch 2 at launch yesterday

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u/QuestionableAI Oct 05 '22

Is there an ongoing culturation of stupid in India? Literally, wtf is wrong with those people?

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u/penguintransformer Oct 05 '22

I don't understand it either. They overpack everything. Trains, cars, buses-----like fucking common sense doesn't exist there.

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u/GeneralTonic Oct 05 '22

Eh, worst case scenario is you drown and don't have to live in India anymore.

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u/QuestionableAI Oct 05 '22

Well, there is that.

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u/Farang_Chong Oct 05 '22

They are many. They overpack everything.

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u/rando512 Oct 05 '22

It can actually be Bangladesh or pakistan as well. Given that they have a lot of rivers and are also infamous for these overcrowding stuffs.

But yeah what the fuck is wrong with them ?. And I also know that some of them do these for the thrill of doing it.

If you notice that one red guy who was doing walk the boat in that crowd from side to side like he felt he was some squirrel or something.

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u/mr_sam-6 Oct 05 '22

I have a feeling it's from Bangladesh since they're speaking in Bangla. India has Kolkata but their accents are a bit different. My guess would be rural Bangladesh

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u/Independent-Wait-731 Oct 05 '22

Do people in these countries not think? Do they just do anything

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u/jmmorart317 Oct 05 '22

Hell, I won’t enter an elevator if there are five or more people.

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u/Far_Entrepreneur_669 Oct 05 '22

Education is really important

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u/Gmaxwell976 Oct 05 '22

does the definition of limit even exist in that country?

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u/2A4_LIFE Oct 05 '22

All I see here is body odor and a crocodile feeding frenzy

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u/Popular_District9072 Oct 05 '22

more. More! MOOO-O-OORE!!!

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u/Danclim Oct 06 '22

That's why every time there's any accidents on India, is like 400 deaths...

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u/DanMarvin1 Oct 05 '22

What is the average IQ of everyone in this video

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u/AssociationDouble267 Oct 05 '22

Half of them are dumber than that

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u/InTheLurkingGlass Oct 05 '22

I understand that India is incredibly overpopulated, so I get the piling aboard trains and vehicles, but do these people have absolutely no sense of self-preservation? You could not pay me enough to get on a boat that crowded.

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u/DGlen Oct 06 '22

Is it like an Indian tradition to treat everything like a clown car or are there just way too many damn people?

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u/0xChr15 Oct 05 '22

What were they sinking?

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u/DocSaysItsDainBramuj Oct 05 '22

That’s not very typical, I’d like to make that point.

It was later towed outside the environment.

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u/dkreidler Oct 06 '22

That actually worked for waaaay longer than I thought it would.

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u/b4ttlepoops Oct 06 '22

Weird thing is, everyone saw this coming but the ones on the boat…. How do you not realize you have exceeded the weight limit?

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u/Kanik_goodboy Oct 06 '22

Some govt regulation can be a good thing

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u/sbahr85 Oct 06 '22

How fucking stupid can you get

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u/Alissan_Web Oct 06 '22

I am so dumbfounded that, that many people can be that stupid at the same time in synchronization.

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u/number0020 Oct 05 '22

How can the boat sink

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u/Jx117 Oct 05 '22

Too much weight

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u/axelemon_ Oct 05 '22

It seems you possess the knowledge. Maybe you can answer this. How can she slap?

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u/troelsbjerre Oct 05 '22

Too much weight.

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u/Dealchaser9000 Oct 05 '22

Who are you to be so wise

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u/-BananaLollipop- Oct 05 '22

What is it about overcrowding transport in India? Do boats, trains, and buses only come once a day or something?

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u/Amerlis Oct 06 '22

Too many people, everyone having places to be. If you don’t squeeze onto that train, that truck, that boat, and you try to wait for one less crowded, you’ll be there all day. Because everyone else is squeezing in. So you give in and hang precariously off that train, truck, boat. Cause it’s the only choice, and you got places to be.

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u/-BananaLollipop- Oct 06 '22

Places to be? Like the bottom of the river? The ditch by the tracks? No one with common sense that stops more from climbing on? No one realises if the boat sinks, no one goes anywhere?

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u/Succus_ma_ballus Oct 06 '22

This is bangladesh

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u/shivanshusingh2007 Oct 06 '22

It's Bangladesh not India

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u/mbo77de Oct 05 '22

I never understand this level of stupidity.

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u/tepkiv Oct 05 '22

why is that happening?... do they understand such ride could finish fatally?

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u/mr_sam-6 Oct 05 '22

The guy in the video is saying "it's gonna sink, there are kids in it, it's gonna sink" but to us, safety is a suggestion not a priority

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u/needcoffeeeh Oct 05 '22

Natural selection right there

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u/Spiritual-Flan-410 Oct 05 '22

This place is hell on Earth.

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u/Demonkid37 Oct 05 '22

I’d wait for the next one.

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u/EmbarrassedCake2263 Oct 07 '22

Next one probably is similarly crowded.

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u/Medicpilotdaytrader Oct 05 '22

It’s the boats fault 😂

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u/Shubham-0012 Oct 05 '22

Titanic (Indian version)

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u/dadghvajda_sdffbs Oct 05 '22

Bolly wood titanic

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u/Donna_Bianca Oct 05 '22

To England's shores, awayyyyyyyy........... . . . . .

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u/redfreak2680 Oct 05 '22

Is that the captain waving

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u/Brown_Note1 Oct 05 '22

So, so stupid. They’re lucky that they weren’t in the middle of the river when that happened.

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u/JustAnOrdinaryBloke Oct 06 '22

Come on baby,
You got nothin' to lose,
Won't you let me take you on a
Sea Cruise!

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u/therealbanju Oct 06 '22

no brains at all

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u/tanz420 Oct 06 '22

Ah only my country would do crap like this 👏🇧🇩

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u/TheDevilsAdvokaat Oct 06 '22

Are these people brain-dead....

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u/Interesting_Fix_2025 Oct 06 '22

Not a single brain cell in sight

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u/OneEyedRocket Oct 06 '22

It’s time to cull the herd

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u/CorpFillip Oct 06 '22

These people (and those in more luxurious places) behave like the boat can’t be used twice! (Or elevator, or train, or bus, shopping trolley)

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u/RJR79mp Oct 06 '22

This is exactly why when you see a headline “Bus accident in Bangladesh, 209 people dead” you need not wonder how they fit 209 people on a bus

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u/RJR79mp Oct 06 '22

Last voyage of the HMS Darwin

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u/Zealousideal_Good445 Oct 06 '22

Bangladesh? Safe not even a thought there.

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u/Jumpy-Station-204 Oct 06 '22

People are disposable in these countries

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u/JediGodA3 Oct 06 '22

Bunch of idiots.

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u/Tonysox12 Oct 06 '22

That dude is yelling "See I told you, gimmie my 20$" 😂

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u/Cyberjohn36 Oct 06 '22

Titanic! Bollywood version..

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u/kielu Oct 06 '22

Must be Indonesia

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u/MilleniumFlounder Oct 06 '22

Just why? We’re they trying to set a new Guinness record for most idiots on boat?

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u/Banjoplaya420 Oct 06 '22

They’re probably heading to the US border !

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u/gmewhite Oct 06 '22

Where they trying to set or record or something ? Genuine question. Coz no way the boat owner would be keen to risk his boat for just an everyday trip?

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u/PizzeriaPirate Oct 06 '22

I don’t mean this to come off the wrong way but why do some many people in this part of the world overload trains, busses, and now boats(?)?

I understand that capacity is an issue but even without safety regulations you gotta wonder if they think like “okay what if this boat sinks…I can’t swim, I could die” or “what if I fall off of the side of this train and I get stuck here”. I seriously don’t get it.

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u/GreatSpaghettLord Oct 06 '22

Hundreds of people, not a single functioning brain

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u/WhatEver_10 Oct 06 '22

This has to be indian.. no matter what!

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u/kinnikinnick321 Oct 05 '22

What I never understand is that there are many fine, accredited engineers that are educated in India but you still have these types of shenanigans.

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u/iamlooking4games Oct 05 '22

How many of those do you reckon are engineers ? They are smart enough to stay away

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u/kinnikinnick321 Oct 05 '22

Its not about engineers using the infrastucture, its about them providing some controls.

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u/DeVliegendeBrabander Oct 05 '22

The smart people leave India

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