A few kilometres from the town of Kanchanaburi in Thailand is the Bridge over the River Kwai. Built during the Second World War by the Japanese to link the Thai and Burmese railways. About 100,000 conscripted Asian labourers and 16,000 prisoners of war died on the whole project.
Today it is a much visited place in Thailand, memorials to the dead and a small museum relating the story of the Burma Railway are near-by.
It is still in use but the line is terminated close to Burma as that country is closed at the border.
What is strange is the tourists who are standing on the bridge as the train travels over it, it looks like the platforms on the pillars have been deliberately provided as refuges. The Health and Safety Police would have a field day if this was in the UK.
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