Mahad bridge collapse: Rescue efforts on, no more bodies found

Rescue operations being carried out in Savitri river in Mahad to retrieve bodies of those suspected drowned following the bridge collapse on August 3 did not meet any success on Monday.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published:August 9, 2016 3:15 am
Mahad: NDRF personnel in the Savitri river after their boat trumbled during their rescue work following the collapse of Mahad-Poladpur bridge on the Mumbai-Goa highway, near Mahad in Raigad district on Thursday. PTI Photo by Santosh Hirlekar (PTI8_4_2016_000064B) File Photo: NDRF personnel in the Savitri river after their boat trumbled during their rescue work following the collapse of Mahad-Poladpur bridge on the Mumbai-Goa highway, near Mahad in Raigad district on Thursday. (Source: PTI Photo by Santosh Hirlekar/file)

Rescue operations being carried out in Savitri river in Mahad to retrieve bodies of those suspected drowned following the bridge collapse on August 3 did not meet any success on Monday.

Following the bridge collapse last Wednesday, the bodies of 26 people have been fished out by rescue teams. Two state transport buses and a Chevrolet Tavera car that fell into the river have not been found as yet.

Anupam Shrivastav, Commandant, 5th battalion, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) said that while they they combed a stretch of nearly 30 kms on Monday, they did not meet any success. “Neither any body nor the vehicles were found today. Our rescue efforts are on,” Shrivastav said. In the past two days, there were hopes of finding the bus after two parts of the buses had been found.

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