This convoy travelled from Bamyan to Barkar, a district in Daikundi province of central Afghanistan in early August 2012. The 18 trucks were on the road for 5 days, carrying a cargo of 150 Mt of High Energy Biscuits destined for school meal programmes in Daikundi.
One of the trucks hit a stone during this mission, damaging the radiator and causing water to come into the vehicle. On the positive side, the river provides a welcome break for the drivers, since it’s about 38 degrees and the trucks have no air conditioning.
Eventually, the road squeezed to just a few metres across and the corners became too tight even for these veteran drivers. They were forced to offload the food onto pickup trucks and vans, which carried the food the rest of the way to the town of Charsadkhana.
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