The road is located in the South American country of
I consists of 43 miles (70 km) of dirt
and rock heading north from
La Paz, the world's highest capitol altitude 12,000 feet or
to Coroico, a beautiful cloud forest town at the rim
of the Amazon basin. Its catchy nickname is
due to the 26 vehicles
that fall off the road per year. About 200 people annually lose
their lives here.
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A fatal accident every forth night is not
uncommon on the Coroico road (the July disaster brought
toll during the previous eight months to 55) and in 1995 the
Bank declared this, the world's most
dangerous road. The only road that exists to get to the Amazon
Paz, it is carved into the
sides of a canyon. It can have vertical drops for 1,600feet and
no guardrails. Consequently, most Bolivians take the time
to pray before their descent.
After all, it could be their