Riding This INSANELY Crowded Train Is a Terrifying Life-or-Death Proposition For Daily Commuters | 22 Words

Residents of even the most advanced and wealthy cities are often subjected to crowded, uncomfortable, and often smelly options for public transportation, but before you roll your eyes or complain next time you're getting on a subway or bus, you might want to remember these pics.

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Taken by Yousuf Tushar, a documentary photographer for The Daily Mail, these pics show the insanity of catching the daily train in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

2,000 men, women, and kids hop aboard any way they can. If they don't make the train, they're stuck until the next day.

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The roof is twelve feet high and people DO stand atop it while the train travels.

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To say it's unsafe is an understatement, but the regulations in developing nations don't prevent this from happening.

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All the seats have been removed so that more people can cram in.

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Says the photographer, "It is busiest on the trains in the mornings and evenings when people are coming into the city to work or leaving to go home. Those who fail to get a place inside the train end up climbing onto the roof or holding onto the sides and fronts of the train."

It's terrifying to us, but for them, it's part of the daily commute, just like passing through a turnstile is for many New Yorkers.

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As you can see, women and children don't really get preferential treatment here. It's every person for themselves.

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Those sitting on the roof have nothing to hold onto as they speed along the tracks to their destinations, often having to grip each other during scheduled and emergency stops.

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There are no alternatives for traveling to many areas, so this is just a fact of life if people want to travel long distance or commute.

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As you can see, they get used to it, even if we think this practice is nothing short of insanity.

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It's not a cutthroat or particularly vicious, as you can see from this pic. People are helpful. It's just...crowded beyond belief.

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This open exposure photo shows the passengers flying by those waiting for their turn, often for hours or even days.

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So next time you're upset at the subway conditions, you can at least be thankful that, even if you're not comfortable, you're safe.

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And while it's hard to understand how conditions could be these way in Bangladesh, it's their reality, and they resilient people go to great lengths to make their trips.

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Do you think they'd complain about a five-minute train delay?