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Published: Saturday May 17, 2014 MYT 7:00:00 PM
Updated: Saturday May 17, 2014 MYT 9:21:28 AM

Video: India's 'pissing tanker' hoses down public urinators

A YouTube video gone viral shows how a vigilante group is tackling the unsightly and smelly issue of public urination on the streets of Mumbai, India – by literally returning the favour!

The video, entitled The Pissing Tanker, uploaded via an account named The Clean Indian, shows a bright yellow-coloured truck carrying a water tank with anti-urination symbols and the motto 'You Stop, We Stop' printed on its sides prowling the city’s streets and literally hosing down offenders with a high-pressured water gun.

The effects are rather hilarious, as hapless urinators are caught in total shock with some being swept off their feet and struggling to zip or pull their trousers back up. The video also shows what are presumably reactions from witnesses: uproarious laughter seems to be the norm.

Anti-urinator: If you're ever in Mumbai, India, and you see this bright yellow truck (above), it's probably a good idea to keep the little guy in your trousers. Two hapless offenders seen getting hosed (below) in the YouTube video. 

According to online reports, the video is part of a campaign launched by an anonymous group to stop the practice of public urination, deemed to be a social and hygienic problem on the city’s busy streets. Members of the group can be seen wearing masks in the video.

Public urination has been viewed with various levels of concern around the world, with countries like the US and UK imposing fines on offenders. Aside from leaving behind unsightly smells and markings, some health experts have said that it poses a hygiene hazard, encouraging the spread of bacteria, especially if the 'source' has urinary tract infection. In most cases, offenders are male. 

So far, the video has been viewed more than two and a half million times since its upload a fortnight ago. Go ahead, click on the video and have a laugh. But don’t be surprised next time when you take a leak in public that someone might just take a leak on you.

Tags / Keywords: Lifestyle, Features, Funny, India, Mumbai, The Pissing Tanker, The Clean Indian, public urination, vigilante action

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