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Mahad bridge tragedy: naval divers recover second MSRTC bus

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Published on 13 Aug 2016 11:22 AM GMT

Mahad bridge tragedy: naval divers recover second MSRTC bus
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Mumbai: Ten days after a British-time bridge collapsed in Mahad city of Maharashtra’s Raigad district, naval divers on Saturday recovered the second public transport vehicle which was washed away in Savitri River during the mishap.

On day-10 of the search operation, another Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) bus was located by the naval divers.

“The wreckage was found in an area 400 metres from the bridge. Moreover, strong currents were observed at the place of recovery,” Defence spokesman Commander Rahul Sinha said in a statement.

It may be mentioned that the wreckage of the ‘first bus’ was located at the river on Thursday last.

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  • The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams were being informed about the recovery.
  • A crane was being arranged to pull out the wreckage from the river.
  • The first wreckage was recovered almost 200 metres from the collapsed bridge.
  • A team of the Indian Navy, including diving experts, was involved in searching the wreckage and survivors.

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