The worst jam of the year, in Indonesia, lasted up to 35 hours and ended with 18 dead

is Not the first time that we talk about jams hellish. The longest remembered is, with difference, the of China in 2010. Hundreds of thousands of citizens trapped on the highway, some for more than five days, in a traffic jam that lasted for a month and the traffic was completely stopped for days in a stretch of more than 100 km (see the 5 worst traffic jams in history). The jam that I’ll talk about today was not as long, or lasted for so long, as much as 35 hours can seem an eternity. But apparently it was very serious, in both died 18 people.

The jam in question occurred in Central Java, Indonesia, Tuesday. The traffic was completely stopped for at least 20 hours, although there are witnesses who claim that they had to stay standing for more than 35 hours. Situation that is aggravated especially in areas that have tolls.

The reason for which there was such a congestion of traffic on the roads between Jakarta and Tegal, was not other that the end of Ramadan, one of the most important holidays for muslims. Many drivers took the opportunity to meet with your family and celebrate the end of the ninth month of the muslim calendar, but we imagine that many would not come in time for the celebration.

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The biggest problem with a jam that lasts for hours what are the most vulnerable, those with serious congenital conditions, children and the elderly. According to the chief of medicine of Sri Gunadi Parwoko, and as mentioned in the Asian Correspondent, 12 people have died because of fatigue or, better said, because of the aggravation that generated the fatigue in his ailing health, and their diseases. Five more people have died in an accident at a crossing. And the last, the number 18, even not know the causes.

Next to that of China in 2010, the worst traffic jam of history, there have been other jams important in the world over the last decade. Another of the most well-known occurred in 1990, in a Germany that was beginning its reunification after the fall of the Berlin wall, and in a Holy Week in which 18 million people were employed by the same road, to be reunited with their families.