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Photos: Yassargachan village children risk their lives for school

Photos by Abolfazl Nessaei, Mehr News Agency

The children of the village of Yassargachan located close to the city of Gonbad Kavoos in the northern Iranian province of Golestan have to cross Gorganrood river on an unsafe boat in order to get to their school. The river is 5 meters deep; and the boat, which lacks any safety equipments, is pulled using ropes, by the children themselves, from one side of the river to the other.   It doesn't cost much to construct a bridge on the river, and a plan for one seems to have been in place. But the procured material has been sitting idle for the past two years.



Gonbad Kavoos

The school

The bridge to be

Other residents of the village also use the same boat to cross the river

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