1. Mumbai-Goa highway bridge collapses due to heavy rainfall, 2 cars washed away

Mumbai-Goa highway bridge collapses due to heavy rainfall, 2 cars washed away

A bridge on the Mumbai-Goa highway linking Mahad and Poladpur collapsed in Ragad district in Konkan due to heavy rains in the early hours on Wednesday. Approximately 80 per cent of the bridge had collapsed.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: August 3, 2016 11:58 AM
Sources claim the primary reason for the collapse would seem to be the high pressure caused due to flooding of the river Savitri as a result of the heavy rains in the catchment of Mahabaleshwar. (ANI)

Sources claim the primary reason for the collapse would seem to be the high pressure caused due to flooding of the river Savitri as a result of the heavy rains in the catchment of Mahabaleshwar. (ANI)

A bridge on the Mumbai-Goa highway linking Mahad and Poladpur collapsed in Ragad district in Konkan due to heavy rains in the early hours on Wednesday. Approximately 80 per cent of the bridge had collapsed. The collapse is likely to have been caused by the overflowing of Savitri river in Mahabaleshwar. No casualties have been reported yet but according to the Raigad District Collector, two buses that left Ratnagiri are missing. NDRF teams have been deployed at the site. There are chances that the vehicles must have fallen into Savitri river.

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis soon rushed to the site after the bridge collapsed. Many officials from the administration have rushed to spot as the rescue measures are on-going. The Metereological Department had warned of heavy to very rainfall in Nashik in north Mahararashtra and coastal areas from Raigad to Sindhurdurg in Konkan over the next 24 hours.

WATCH: Mumbai-Goa highway bridge collapses due to heavy rainfall

Sources claim the primary reason for the collapse would seem to be the high pressure caused due to flooding of the river Savitri as a result of the heavy rains in the catchment of Mahabaleshwar.

  1. ceramic tiles
    Aug 3, 2016 at 7:31 am
    Bridge On Mumbai Goa Highway Collapses Due To Heavy Rain
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      parameswaran
      Aug 3, 2016 at 4:38 am
      wehave been demanding yerafteryear to interlink all rivers ifit had been done this would not have happen now loss terrible to conds struct a new one is this govt to function poor work of al easrlier govts it is a pity flood water gushing out being wasted it sould have been stored and channeled tht would have helped farmersto increaeproductin drought can be a voided why this was not done why governor doesnor question this eithrtr parties work or quit maharashtra is in a stte of chaos even during congress time no action so far 65yrs wasted by their rule no more congress rule in our country let bjp do plan fast get masterr plan to interrlink all rivers now now democrasy stinking loosetalk b nasty comments pour every day does it servepoor ones?????????????????
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