5. An Accident OR An Unforgettable Incident of My Life
“As flies to wanton boys are we to the gods,
They kill us for their sport.”
The modern age has given us fast and quickest means of transport which have made our journey fast and easy. They have also given us an increasing ratio of terrible accidents. Accidents are always terrible in their appearance but the accident I am going to describe is dreadfully terrible and a nightmare for me. Two years ago, I had to go to Lahore by bus. We were about to reach Lahore when we met a horrible accident.
During the journey, I started gossiping with the person beside me. Suddenly, I saw a car coming at full speed. I did not expect that it was going to collide with our bus. In the twinkling of an eye, it came and struck against the bus in which we were traveling. Actually, the brakes of the car were out of order. Our bus driver tried to apply the brakes but in confusion, he could not do so in time. All the passengers uttered the name of Allah. But after colliding with the car, the driver could not control the bus and it also collided with the tree alongside the road. Men, women and children were crying with pain and injuries. There was a great hue and cry. Most of the passengers fell senseless. I also lost my senses. When I came to my senses, I found myself in the hospital. I also discovered that all the passengers in the car were crushed to death. Two persons sitting in the front seats and the bus driver had also died on the spot. Two other passengers on the bus were in a precarious state. The heart-rending accident did not let me go further. I decided to come back. I took another bus and returned home with a heavy heart.
The terrible accident has left a horrible influence on my mind. Whenever I remember the accident, I become dejected and pray for the departing souls. May Allah keep us safe from such accidents. (Words: 339)