10 Of The Most Dangerous School Routes From Around The World

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Updated on 7 Dec, 2015 at 4:39 pm


While the route to school was just fun for you and me, these kids have to cross the most dangerous roads in the world to receive basic education. Take a look at some of the most dangerous routes that school children have to get through everyday to get their basic education.


1. Damaged suspension bridge in Ciherang River, Lebak, Indonesia.

Children of the Cilangkap village, Indonesia, have to catch the steel bars and walk through this damaged suspension bridge near their village in Lebak Regency to get to school.



2. Five-hour journey across a mountain on a one-foot wide path in Gulu, China.

The school, hidden in the middle of the clouds, can only be reached after five harrowing hours of climbing and serious hyperventilating. It is only 40 cm (a little more than a foot) wide at its narrowest part.


3. Crossing a river using inflated tyre tubes in Rizal Province, Philippines.

Children have to use an inflated tyre tube to travel to school.


4. Tree-root bridge, India

Children have to travel through the dense forest and a tree-root bridge to reach school.


5. Tightrope walk 30 feet above a river in Padang Hill, West Sumatra, Indonesia.

Kids have to pass through the rope that is tied thirty feet above the river to get to school.


6. Snow-covered broken bridge in Dujiangyan, Sichuan Province, China.

Kids have to cross through this completely snow-covered bridge to get to school.


7. Walking across a plank on the wall of a 16th century fort, Sri Lanka.

School children have to walk through the plank on the wall of the 16th century Galle Fort.


8. 125-mile journey to a boarding school through the mountains in Pili, China.


9. Flying 800m on a steel cable 400m above the Rio Negro River, Colombia.

Kids who are situated in the southeast area of Colombia’s capital Bogota have to cross a wire that is exactly 13,000 ft above the river.


10. Climbing unsecured wooden ladders in Zhang Jiawan village, Southern China.

Children of the Zhang Jiawan village, China have to climb unsecured wooden ladders that lean against a 60-meter tall cliff. The ladders are made by villagers and are needed to be changed after every one or two years.



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