1990 Photo Contest, Daily Life, 1st prize

Miguel Fairbanks

01 January, 1989

Train surfing in Rio de Janeiro: Jose Minenes de Lira (14) was killed instantly when he hit the 3,300 volt wire and was thrown from the train while train surfing. For a 'surfista' this was a typical death. The sport of train surfing, cost 144 youths their lives in one year.

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Miguel Fairbanks

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