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Indonesia cracks down on 'train surfing' with concrete balls Phuket Gazette / News WIres
PHUKET: Railway staff in Indonesia have begun hanging concrete balls above railway lines in an effort to stop commuters from riding the roofs of trains, the Jakarta Globe reported today.

The grapefruit-sized concrete balls, which could deliver deadly blows to the head, were installed above railway lines a few centimeters above the top of carriages at points where trains enter or pull out of stations. Authorities hope the balls will be enough to deter defiant roof riders.