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Crazy train track therapy

Graham Marshall - Tuesday, August 30, 2011
A new health craze is sweeping through Jakarta in Indonesia in which poverty-stricken people are lying across train tracks in the mistaken belief that electricity supposedly in the rails will cure them of a range of afflictions.

In fact, the train tracks carry no electrical current and the people are more likely to be killed if they get hit by a train.

The crazy behaviour is supposed to have started when word spread about a sick ethnic Chinese man who attempted to commit suicide on the tracks but was "miraculously" cured instead.

Authorities in Indonesia are currently trying to stamp out this crazy behaviour.

To view a video of the train-track craze, simply click here.


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