Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Travel at Your Own Risk?

My colleagues were travelling back to Khartoum after they have gone down south to our project sites. On the way back last Friday, their Mitsubishi Pajero came to a stop as back tyre gave up on them.

Good thing that their vehicle was not travelling fast.

The tyre actually burst on the impact of a metal bracket that was holding the mud flap. The metal bracket was loose without their knowledge and it was grazing on the tyre throughout their journey. At some point, it went "BANG!!".

This is how it looks like. The tyre burst on few spots and their car actually wobbled before the driver managed to bring it to a complete stop, safely.
Just look at the tyre thread that was shredded pieces (at the bottom of the picture).
Were you guys awake for the rest of the journey?



Blogger Rosse said...

My Gosh! Are those guys sleeping throughout the journey including the driver? Are they so numb that they didn't feel anything? Lucky they are safe.

30 June, 2009 10:44  
Blogger Miu said...

wow the tyre..look so GANAS...

30 June, 2009 11:25  
Blogger Medie007 said...

waaa.... fireworks...

30 June, 2009 13:12  
Blogger Chemhoster said...

Not easy at all to go until this extend!

True legend!

01 July, 2009 00:01  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

rosse - u won't feel as the metal bracket was just grazing it bit by bit. grazing means bit by bit over a period of time

miu - oh yes, i was shocked too

medie - lol!!

01 July, 2009 00:21  
Blogger fruzabdullah said...

after more than 1000km journey including off road.. anything can happen.. just praised to god that i and rest of colleagues are safe...

04 July, 2009 22:06  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

fruzabdullah - oh yeah, God was really watching over u guys there

05 July, 2009 16:27  

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