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2002 Darwin Awards

Honoring Charles Darwin, the father of evolution, Darwin Awards commemorate those who improve our gene pool--by removing themselves from it in the most spectacular way possible.

Truck Stop
2002 Darwin Award Winner
Confirmed True by Darwin

(31 March 2002, Bangladesh) Six highway robbers, who had apparently watched too many gangster movies, were caught in their own trap when they blocked a bypass with their car at midnight. The driver of an oncoming truck carrying a cargo of cows was unable to halt his heavy vehicle in time. The truck rolled right through the blockade, crushing the car and its scheming occupants. Five dacoits died, and the sixth was critically wounded.

A cow was also killed in the accident.

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Submitted by: Klaus V. Berger
Reference: The Bangladesh Independent

*A dacoit is a member of a gang of robbers in India.
Dacoity is the practice of (armed) gang robbery.

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