Bus wreckage from Mahad bridge tragedy recovered at last

The ill fated British era bridge in Mahad was supposed to be pulled down last December but it was kept under operation due to public demand

FP Staff August 12, 2016 13:33:05 IST
In a tragic incident on 2 August, two State Transport buses and some other vehicles fell in the Savitri river after a bridge near Mahad caved in due to heavy rainfall. Wreckage of drowned Jaigad-Mumbai buses was located by Navy divers Thursday. PTI
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In a tragic incident on 2 August, two State Transport buses and some other vehicles fell in the Savitri river after a bridge near Mahad caved in due to heavy rainfall. Wreckage of drowned Jaigad-Mumbai buses was located by Navy divers Thursday. PTI
After working 12-14 hours a day for the last 8 days, the Naval teams have located wreckage of the two buses, which were found submerged in water at approximately 170 and 200 metres from the collapsed bridge in Mahad. PTI
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After working 12-14 hours a day for the last 8 days, the Naval teams have located wreckage of the two buses, which were found submerged in water at approximately 170 and 200 metres from the collapsed bridge in Mahad. PTI
Spot diving was carried out despite presence of crocodiles, high current and tough conditions in the river. The Indian Navy team comprising personnel specialising in diving have been searching for the wreckage and survivors since the morning of 4 August. PTI
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Spot diving was carried out despite presence of crocodiles, high current and tough conditions in the river. The Indian Navy team comprising personnel specialising in diving have been searching for the wreckage and survivors since the morning of 4 August. PTI
The buses were hauled up from the base of the river with the help of crane. The ill fated British era bridge, which has claimed the lives of over 26 people, was supposed to be pulled down last December but it was kept under operation due to public demand. The process of launching judicial inquiry into the crash is also underway. PTI
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The buses were hauled up from the base of the river with the help of crane. The ill fated British era bridge, which has claimed the lives of over 26 people, was supposed to be pulled down last December but it was kept under operation due to public demand. The process of launching judicial inquiry into the crash is also underway. PTI