Nightmare in Bombed Train
By gods grace I am alive to write this post.
We have heard & seen numerous incident on TV about Terrorism. We might have shed plenty of tears to unknown soul.But But when u visualise or have been Victim of such terrorism, than it is totally a different story.
11th July 2006
At 6.21 p.m boarded borivili Fast at Dadar staion. Train was just leaving mahim station,at that moment the power in train was switched off followed by loud explosion & smoke. The train shook for some secs. At that moment I realised it is a bomb blast. But other commuters in train came up with other conclusion. HT wire got short circuit , the train is on fire. Let us jump from moving train. I was in first class ladies compartment which was adjacent to gents firstclass compartment which was bombed.
I dint wanted to take some stupid dicision.I never wanted to jump from running train. Few moments it was tough to decide. Other co passenger started jumping from running train. The train came to halt within minutes.
Other Men came running to help us. Two men held my hand & helped to get down. Outside scene was horrible, blood soaked men, injured men, dead bodies. Oh my god, what a pain. I dint know how to react. I was crying inconsolably. Everyone were crying. Some one asked me is there someone I know in that compartment. I said no. They tried to console me. I was crying for my co passengers, thier family. I was crying for pathetic environment we are leaving in. I was crying for insecure environment created for us.
Life had drained lots from me at that moment. Could not stand there for another min in that situation, I walked to roads to catch some other alternative to my destination. Cab drivers refused to come to Borivili. My colleagues were rushing to come to pick me up. I refused, i din't wanted them to take risk. I took BEST bus from Mahim depot.Bus started getting overcrowded. atleast 200 people were standing in bus. It took 4.5 hrs to reach home. People on roads were very helpful. They were serving biscuits & water for all the commuters on road. I was not in need of that. My mind was calculating other facts.
2 of my colleagues are seriously injured. One of my brothers friends cousin died in blast.He was married just 3 months back.
Why innocent people should be victim of this terrorism? When will this terror end? When will we roam without fear in free India? On occasion of Independence day these question crop up in my mind.