GRISLY STREWN-OUT CARNAGE
Bang! I heard a loud bang as I was walking on a hilly escarpment. The load was lonely. The cracking of glasses and crashing of metal could be heard from a distance.
I had never heard such an ear-piercing sound before. A whirling sound, like a distant buzz of an aircraft, filled my ears. I listened again, but no, I couldn’t hear. My ears had gone off for some time because of the piercing sound. There was a billow of dust slightly above the hills and as my hearing apparatus reformed back to normal, the sounds i heard were shocking! Loud screams and wails filled the once peaceful atmosphere.
I hunched my rucksack on my back and ran towards the place. As I was taking a bend to approach the place, I was overwhelmed by fear and trepidation. A 14-seater Nissan had collided head to head with a 22-wheeler truck. The truck, although strong-bodied had a completely strewn-out head. The Nissan was beyond the recognition of vehicles. One couldn’t predict if it was a saloon car or an SUV. It was a successful wreck. One of its back wheels was still rotating gradually as if in slow motion.
I walked with quick short steps to cover the distance of about 100 meters. From the distance, I would view the steering of the truck deep inside the driver’s intestine. I assumed he was the driver due to the presence of the steering. His vest was all bloody as blood shot out from all his openings. He had already breathed his last. His hands gripped the steering wheel as though he was trying to remove it as soon as the accident happened.
As I plastered my eyes on the completely almost-flattened Nissan, I was flabbergasted. I was tongue-tied when I saw the charred remains of the victims of the fatal accident. A pool of fresh blood was all around the two vehicles as the dripping of more human blood from the destroyed vehicles continued. There was no sign of life. I walked around to see of what being I would save but to no avail. I walked away from the scene and made an emergency call to the Red Cross Society which responded actively and came for rescue. Their helicopter landed and they tried as much to save anything they could. They put burnt pieces of fresh human flesh on black papers together with the bodies that were still intact in terms of structure.
Suddenly, the Nissan blew up before the eviction of all bodies had been done. There were a series of explosions as the petrol tanks were bursting. Fortunately no rescue crew was injured. The smell of roast meat was evident as human corpse was devoured by flames.
I helplessly watched as the fire brigade arrived shortly but not in time to save the burning wreck. Corpse salvaged from the Nissan after the fire was calmed, looked like burnt stumps. They were beyond recognition. Only DNA certified experiments would reveal their identity. The whole scene looked horrible.
I later eavesdropped the conversation by the Red Cross and the Police that the Nissan had veered off its track and got on the truck’s side leading to a terrific road accident. The grisly accident left 17 people dead including 14 onboard the Nissan.
Take care when driving. Save lives.