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Ayesha Omar talks about traumatic near-death experience

Actress Ayesha Omar, who suffered a terrible road accident last week, has finally shared her experience of the horrific incident which left her hospitalised.

The actress of Bulbulay fame took to Facebook Sunday night to disclose details and thanked friends and family for their “love, prayers and wishes” during her time of need.

Through her status she assured her fans that she was out of danger and was home after spending three nights at the hospital.

She revealed that her right arm is immobile due to the injuries sustained, and she has broken her right collar bone and fractured her right shoulder.

“Thankfully, I didn’t lose consciousness at the time of the accident despite being in agonising pain and my first thought was of gratitude. I was shocked and grateful to be alive and wanted to be out of the car ASAP but refused to let anyone touch me because I knew I had broken something in my shoulder and didn’t want to be mishandled,” she wrote.

And then she delved right into the incident: “We hit an overtaking truck on the highway just before Hyderabad and faced two collisions — the other by another truck from the back. It’s a miracle that Azfar and I came out alive because the car was completely destroyed. I was immobile and Azfar and a group of passersby picked me up and put me into a police mobile that took us to a rundown govt clinic in Jamshoro,” she shared.

Panic and trauma soon welcomed empathy as Ayesha remembered innocent lives caught in similar traumatic experiences. “My next few thoughts were a mixture of extreme terror of being kidnapped or mugged by dacoits on the highway, taking advantage of our vulnerable situation. And of thousands of little kids strewn on the ground after various explosions in the world, with no one to help them and provide any medical help.”

Having suffered minor injuries, Azfar was in complete control of the situation and the actress was grateful to him for taking care of her during the car ride to Karachi. “If it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t have made it back safely and god knows how I would’ve been handled,” she added.

She went on to share the horrifying moment when “random men” wanted to take pictures with her. Luckily, she was met with some kind people who “kept covering my face while I was lying on the stretcher in the hospital in Jamshoro.”

In between all the commotion, Ayesha was aware of her surroundings and kept asking for her belongings — bag and phone.

Unfortunately, she had to bear the pain until she reached Karachi. “Had no access to a proper doctor or painkillers until we reached Khi. Those six hours were the toughest few hours of my life and Azfar Rehman protected and cared for me like I was his own child.”

“The accident happened at 6:30 pm in the evening and we were received by my closest ones at South city hospital at 2 am. From there on it was just x-rays and painkillers,” she shared of her encounter.

“I cannot thank you all enough for all the love and prayers and wishes that have been pouring in through every mode of communication.”

“The love and concern of all my friends, relatives, acquaintances and fans is overwhelming beyond words and I feel extremely blessed and grateful to have come out of this without any fatal or life-threatening injuries. God has been so merciful and kind and I cannot thank Him enough,” she penned.

She ended her note saying, “Just wanted to share my experience and thank you all for the boundless love and wishes. A lot of lessons learnt from this entire ordeal and I’m humbled beyond words.”

“Maria Wasti, Erum Shahid, Alexandre Rizvi, and Mahnoor Sherazee have been by my side throughout and I could not ask for better care-givers. They did not wince once and have taken care of me beyond any expectations while being in constant touch with my poor stressed mum who was unable to travel immediately. I love you guys and cannot thank you enough. I hope I’m able to do the same for you all, if (God forbid) need be,” she concluded.

According to her status, the actress will recover in six to eight months, but till then she has been advised bed rest.

The actress was travelling from Karachi to Hyderabad with actor Azfar Rehman when their car toppled on Karachi Super Highway. TV host Fakhr-e-Alam was among the first to break the news on twitter and informed fans that the two actors had suffered an accident. “Our showbiz colleagues Ayesha Omar & Azfar Rehman had a serious accident this morning please pray for them.”

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