In Pics: Bus wreckage of of Maharashtra bridge tragedy found

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Raigad (Maharashtra), Aug 11: Indian Navy divers have found wreckage of the two ill-fated State Transport buses which were washed away on August 3 when a bridge on raging Savitri river in Mahad collapsed due to floods, an official said here on Thursday.

Maha bridge tragedy: Bus wreckage found

"After a long search and working for 12-14 hours daily for the last eight days, naval teams have located two bus wreckage submerged in the waters at Mahad," a defence spokesperson said.

Maha bridge tragedy: Bus wreckage found

The wreckages were fully submerged in about 4-6 metres of water and located around 170-200 metres away from the collapsed bridge site on the busy Mumbai-Goa Highway.

Maha bridge tragedy: Bus wreckage found

The bridge collapse also resulted in at least another four-five private vehicles being washed away in the heavy rains and floods, claiming an estimated 42 lives.

Maha bridge tragedy: Bus wreckage found

Billed as one of the worst road tragedies in the state, rescuers have managed to recover only 26 bodies so far, officials said.

IANS

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