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  • It was about 5'o'clock in the evening about two years ago, my husband and I were returning from our hometown. We were on a bypass and not going very fast, when , on an otherwise good road, we saw a huge pothole. By instinct, my husband applied the brake. The next minute, our world literally turned upside down. First, our vehicle did a complete about turn and then we went twice over and hit the side. We did not know whether we were on our our or on our heels!! We were in a daze , when a faced peeped in through the front , the glass having vanished. He slowly pulled us out. Fortunately both of us had not lost consciousness. Many ladies came running from nearby houses. They were very kind and considerate. One lady got some water from her house and helped me to drink and then wash my face. My right hand and shoulder was hurting like hell and I saw blood flowing from my husband's right hand.
    Then , the tempo driver who had helped us out, told us that he would take us to a nearby hospital. The other people took out the bags from our van and gave them to us, they looked around to see if there was anything else.
    At the small hospital we were given some help, but there was no trauma centre.
    There, we were told that it would be better if we could go to the police station and with a photographer take photos of the accident. The Policeman had been informed by the doctor in charge and he rang for the a photographer when my husband reached the police station.
    This would help us in claiming insurance. It was good that they told us because we did not know about it.
    The hospital personnel had given their van , when my husband went back to the accident site with the policeman and the photographer , he was surprised to see people still standing near our van. Then many young men joined together and helped to straighten our van. Then one of them saw that the engine was still in running condition, he offered to drive it back to the hospital, we kept it there and took a taxi back to our place. Our daughter and her friends were waiting at the trauma centre .
    After all the medical attention we were back home at 12.30.
    Fortunately, we escaped with minor injuries, with God's grace and the good wishes of all our friends and relatives.
    What will always remain with us is the goodness of all those strangers who helped us.
    They are the people who showed that we can always trust people . They did not have to help us, but they did, without expecting anything in return.
    “You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”
    Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948)
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