1. Mahad bridge collapse: Wreckage of two missing buses found, says official

Mahad bridge collapse: Wreckage of two missing buses found, says official

The wreckage of two buses which went missing after Mahad bridge collapse in Maharashtra has been found after eight days of search operation. The Additional SP Sanjay Patil said that the Naval teams have located the debris of one bus.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: August 11, 2016 7:52 PM
While one official confirmed recovery of debris of one bus, the Defence Public Relation Officer stated that wreckage of both the buses has been found. (Indian Navy)

While one official confirmed recovery of debris of one bus, the Defence Public Relation Officer stated that wreckage of both the buses has been found. (Indian Navy)

The wreckage of two buses which went missing after Mahad bridge collapse in Maharashtra has been found after eight days of search operation. The Additional SP Sanjay Patil said that the Naval teams have located the debris of one bus.

“One of the two buses missing after Mahad bridge collapse has been found” Patil was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. While Patil confirmed recovery of debris of one bus, the Defence Public Relation Officer stated that wreckage of both the buses has been found.

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“After long search for the last 8 days, the Naval teams have located two bus wreckage submerged in water at Mahad, two wreckage seem to be parts of busses and were found approximately 170 and 200 meters from the collapsed bridge” said the PRO.

On 3rd August, a bridge on the Mumbai-Goa highway linking Mahad and Poladpur had collapsed in Ragad district in Konkan in the early hours of the day. Approximately 80 per cent of the bridge had reportedly collapsed.

Earlier, Press Trust of India reported that a 300 kg magnet was lowered into the 40-foot deep river to trace the buses. The rescue operation is still on after eight days of mishap to trace the missing.

Meanwhile, the relatives of the anxious relatives have also expressed their anger over the pace of the search operation.

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