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Five stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t miss

mumbai Updated: Aug 03, 2016 17:51 IST
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1. Mumbai-Goa highway bridge collapses, dozens missing, rescue ops on

Authorities recovered two bodies on Wednesday after the Mumbai-Goa highway bridge collapsed the previous night, plunging around 10 vehicles into the water. A multi-agency search operation was launched in the morning after a section of the British era bridge gave way due to heavy rains. Dozens others are still missing.The bridge collapsed around midnight on Tuesday. Read

2. 12 passengers identified in Mahad tragedy, five of a family among them

Twelve of the 17 passengers who are suspected to have been washed away in the flood with the two MSRTC buses, when a bridge near Mahad collapsed last night, have been identified. A family of five who live in the city are among them. Read

3. State says bridge was in good condition, state government did survey in May

Though the local residents have claimed that the colonial bridge near Mahad In Raigad district that collapsed was in a poor condition, and that the government had been warned to stop it for vehicular traffic, the state administration has claimed that the colonial bridge was in good condition and hence was kept operational. Read

4. Bridge collapse near Mahad: Search and rescue operations on

A multi-agency search and rescue operation has been launched to identify at least 22 persons who are believed to have been swept away after a bridge collapsed on the Mumbai-Goa Highway near Mahad in Raigad district late last night. Read

5. Mahad, nearby areas recorded maximum rainfall in state over last 24 hours

Areas around Mahad, where a bridge spanning the Savitri river on the Mumbai-Goa highway was washed away on Tuesday night, has been recording the highest rainfall in Maharashtra over the last 24 hours. Read