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Mahad tragedy: Navy divers find wreckage of bus near collapsed bridge

Indian Navy divers have found wreckage of the a state transport bus that was washed away on August 3 when a bridge on Savitri river in Mahad collapsed due to floods, an official said here on Thursday.

india Updated: Aug 11, 2016 12:06 IST
Navy divers have found wreckage of a state transport bus that was washed away on August 3.
Navy divers have found wreckage of a state transport bus that was washed away on August 3. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Indian Navy divers have found wreckage of a state transport bus that was washed away on August 3 when a bridge on Savitri river in Mahad collapsed due to floods, an official said here on Thursday.

Two state buses were missing after the Mahad bridge collapsed on August 3.

“After a long search and working for 12-14 hours daily for the last eight days, naval teams have located two wreckages of a bus submerged in the waters at Mahad,” a defence spokesperson said.

The wreckages were fully submerged in about 4-6 metres of water and located around 170-200 metres away from the collapsed bridge site on the busy Mumbai-Goa Highway.

The bridge collapse resulted in at least another four-five private vehicles being washed away in the heavy rains and floods, claiming an estimated 42 lives.

Considered to be one of the worst road tragedies in the state, rescuers have managed to recover only 26 bodies so far, officials said.

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