6.45am. I was sleeping soundly when I heard a “bomb” which sounded like some kinda explosion, and our bus swayed vigorously then came to an emergency stop. Within second the bus was filled with smoke but I didn’t really care and even wanted to continue sleeping. The two drivers started yelling for everyone to get out of the bus immediately, then only did I start to grab my bags to followed the others to get down.
The burning just got worse. People from the neighbourhood came out and kaypo.
Dear firemen, don’t you think you guys came a little too late (just look at the difference in the sky colours from the first picture)? Initially only one fireman did his job, then the other came but the only thing he dared to do was to stand behind his colleague. Random burning objects kept flying out while they sprayed water on the bus and continuous explosion sound kept coming from the bus engine.
Bus with no more rubber tyres. Just sport rims. All 4 tyres gone. All windows including glass windshield gone too.
What I forgot to show was, how congested the traffic was beyond this point. Long line of waiting cars and heavy vehicles like container trucks and lorries (since this is the legal time for these heavy vehicles to be on the road), plus, this is a two-way street. Imagine.
No one died. No one was hurt, except for the driver who sorta got his fingers burned a little since the front part exploded first. Quite a few people didn’t manage to save their luggage bags which were placed at the bottom deck of the bus. All burnt.
Passengers (including me of course) were stranded on the side of the road not knowing what to do, but a Super Nice (that’s the name of the coach company, and it well explains how nice the driver is!) Express Bus came passing by and offered to send us to where we were heading to since he’s going that direction too. Oh God is really merciful.
My tambun biscuits are also survivors XD
Reached my hostel at 9.15am. Happy Sabbath!
Mood: in shock | thankful
Eating: argh… I should be eating breakfast, but I can’t!
Wants to: more like, needs to shower