中英對照讀新聞─Indian father fills potholes out of love for dead son／出於對死去兒子的愛，印度父親填平路面坑洞
Prakash Bilhore, a promising student, was just 16 when he was killed in accidents caused by potholes in July 2015.
To help deal with his grief, Prakash’s devastated father Dadarao decided he would do something about Mumbai’s roads, which like much of India’s, are notoriously shoddy.
Using sand and gravel collected from building sites, Dadarao, 48-years-old vegetable vendor, has filled in 585 potholes across India.
Prakash was travelling pillion when the motorbike he was on with his cousin hit a deep pothole, sending them both flying through the air. Prakash, who wasn’t wearing a helmet, suffered fatal brain damage.
Government statistics show that potholes were responsible for the deaths of 3,597 people across India last year, an average of 10 a day. Activists say contractors hired to repave roads do a bad job on purpose so the work will need to be done again the following year.
pothole：名詞，坑洞。例句：The signs reads "watch out for the pothole."（這個標示寫著「注意路面坑洞。」）
shoddy：形容詞，劣等的。例句：All the shoddy goods will be returned.（所有劣質商品都會被退貨。）
pillion：副詞，在機踏車後座上。例句：I felt quite uncomfortable for riding pillion for 2 hours.（坐在摩托車後座2小時後，我覺得很不舒服。）