ANFA academy player Milan Hitang shared his unpleasant experiences of dreadful bus accident with GoalNepal.com.
GoalNepal.com spoke with Milan Hitang, who met a bus accident at Mahesh Khola on Tuesday morning along with his friends Ranjan Thapa, Sagar Pariyar and Samrat Blon, on Wednesday.
Ranjan Thapa died on the spot and Sagar Pariyar is in irreversible coma . Samrat Blon and Milan Hitang are in stable condition, kept under observation.
Here is a complete story told by Milan Hitang:
We (Late Ranjan Thapa, Sagar Pariyar , Samrat Blon and I) had gone to Butwal to appear in SLC supplementary examination four days back.
We were invited for a lunch at Srijan's house on the same day (Monday) we headed to Kathmandu. Srijan Shrestha is our friend at ANFA Academy.
Ranjan was looking different on that day. He was quite. Ranjan was a talkative and cheerful guy. I was surprised to see him silent on that day. He was also complaining of headache. Srijan's dad even asked him to stay in Butwal that day and not to move to Kathmandu if he was feeling unwell.
I felt like he was lost somewhere. Ranjan was in two minds before moving to Kathmandu. He was not willing to come to Kathmandu. He shared me that his parents had told him to come to Pokhara before going to Kathmandu.
"I don't know why I am not willing to go to Kathmandu. My parents are also calling me at Pokhara. I am confused what to do. No..No..I have to go to Kathmandu otherwise I will miss training session" Ranjan told me.
Srijan's dad had dropped Ranjan to Buspark on his motorbike as he didn't look fine. Sagar Pariyar, Samrat Blon and I walked to Bus park which was at walking distance.
ANFA Academy coach Balgopal Maharjan informed GoalNepal.com that Ranjan's dad had called Ranjan up five times asking him not to move Kathmandu as he had seen some unpleasant dream.
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Ranjan was quite in the entire journey. We ( Sagar, Samrat and I) talked so much over so many topics in the bus but Ranjan was quite. We were surprised to find Ranjan in different mood. He even didn't eat his dinner at Kawasoti where the bus was stopped to have dinner.
The bus was jammed pack. We saw some old women struggling to find the seat in the bus when our bus started to move from Kawasoti. "We left our seats for those old women and we sat on the last seat of the bus".
7 and 8 numbered seats on the same row of driver's seat were our's (Samrat and mine) booked seats while 9 and 10 numbered seats, which were on the backof our seats, were Ranjan's and Sagar's seats .
We returned to our seats after we reached Narayangarh. After some time, our bus driver stopped the bus for about 15 minutes. I don't know the place. I think, he drank alcohol there. Then, he started to drive the bus in a greater speed. He was taking over other vehicles. I soon fell asleep.
I suddenly felt like the bus, I was travelling on, fell down to a low place. It was horrible. It fell on the river. The glass window nearby my seat was broken. I managed to jump to the river out of the bus through the broken glass window. I felt like I was dreaming. I heard passengers screaming and shouting for help. I saw one man was dead infront of me on the river. I then realized that our bus met an accident and it was not a dream. It was dark. Many travelling buses on the road had stopped and the passengers watched us using torch lights but none of them came down to help us. Tears roll down on my cheeks. I was dumb. I was crying. I didn't know what to do.
I then saw Sagar's head was pressed by bus seat inside the tilted bus. I asked one passenger to rescue Sagar but he refused to do so. I felt very sad. I cried. Later, villagers came and rescued him to the bank.
I asked the villagers to take him up to the road and then to rush to the hospital but they denied.
"We have already helped him (Sagar) so much. It's difficult to carry him to the top to the road, we can't take him to the road. We don't care if he dies" villagers shouted when I told them that he was an ANFA Academy player and he could survive if you help him.
There were some men who were listening our conversation but they also didn't move forward to help us. It seemed like the condition of Sagar was very severe.I shouted and screamed. I shouted Samrat...Samrat. After sometime, I heard someone calling me. I saw Samrat on the river bank on the opposite side. I was surprised to see how Samrat who was next to me in the seat, went to the opposite river bank. I wanted to help him. I held his hands to bring him to the river bank where Sagar was laid down.
Sagar looked very serious. I could see Sagar's tears rolling from his eyes. He was gently shaking his head left and right.
I put some water from the river on his mouth. He started vomitting blood. We (Samrat and I) were so panicked. After an hour, an ambulance arrived at the scene. Three men from Ambulance came with a strecher. They laid Sagar on the strecher. When we( three ambulance guys and I) were walking up carrying Sagar on the strecher up to the road, a police man came and he told me to leave the strecher. He became the stretcher bearer along with other three ambulance men. At that time, Samrat was slowly walking up behind us. I turned to him. He called me and asked me to help him. He told me that he couldn't walk. I held his hands and helped him to walk up to the road.
I sent Sagar and Samrat in the ambulance to Kathmandu and thought to wait for Ranjan. I had neither seen him on the river nor on the bus. My eyes were searching him since I had found Sagar and Samrat. I waited for him but Ranjan didn't come.
Later, I was brought to Star hospital in another ambulance.
"I want to see Ranjan once but I think I can't do now", said Milan in a low voice.
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