The coldest road in the world has buried 250,000 people, erased by the map. np
This road is one of the most desolate places and very few people know about its tragic history.
The roads in the Far East are always a challenge for tourists. In particular, the Kolyma highway connecting Oymyakon with Yakutsk (Siberia, Russia) is known as the coldest road in the world with a length of 2,031km . It is also known as the Road of Bones.
This nickname also speaks to the tragic history of the road, when it was built by hundreds of thousands of prisoners who were exiled from the 1930s to the 1950s.
The roads in the Far East are always a challenge for tourists.
Thousands of people were shot for not working hard enough, while others died because of the brutal treatment. The cold is also a cause of death , with temperatures recorded as low as -70C, Kolyma is in the coldest inhabited area in the world.
Many of the dead were buried under the road. It is said that the Kolyma highway causes one death for every meter of road built.
The road serves as a memorial, with an estimated 250,000 people killed and buried just below or around the highway. In fact, traveling on this highway is like passing through a giant mass grave containing thousands of corpses.
The road is considered a memorial, an estimated 250,000 people have died here.
Part of the road is the Lena River, which is frozen and can be crossed from October to April. However, every year, dozens of cars are still stuck because they fall into the ice hole when passing through this area.
Besides inclement weather, this place is also very dangerous because of the slippery condition due to not being cleaned up. Along with that, a few sections of the road were severely damaged and very dangerous. To ensure that the engine does not freeze, the cars must continuously start the engine, even when stopped.
This place is very dangerous because of the slippery condition due to the uncleaned snow and ice.
Around July – August, the rainy weather turns the road into a giant swamp, only specialized vehicles can cross.
The cold is also a cause of death on this highway.
This “deadly” road caused a stir last December, with an 18-year-old boy freezing to death because he followed Google Maps to come here.
Sergey Ustinov (18 years old) and his friend of the same age, Vladislav Istomin, traveled from Yakutsk to the port of Magadan in northeastern Russia. Since it was the first time going, the two boys drove according to the instructions of Google Maps. But perhaps both people and Google Maps do not know, the way that is thought to be more convenient is the road of death – the Kolyma highway .
There was an 18-year-old boy who died of cold because he followed Google Maps to come here.
In a week of being stuck in horror, the two boys fought for their lives by trying to light a fire from wood on the roadside. They even burned a wheel to keep warm. Both phones can’t work anymore because the temperature in the air is -50 degrees Celsius.
When found, Sergey was completely frozen inside the car. And Vladislav is fortunate to be still alive but is in a serious condition, his limbs are completely paralyzed from the cold. After this incident, Google Maps decided to completely remove this road from its system.