Mumbai-Goa highway bridge collapse: Death toll rises to 14

14 dead bodies, including 11 males and three females, have so far been recovered by the search teams, along with the locals from Savitri river in the Mumbai-Goa highway Mahad bridge collapse tragedy.

Published: 05th August 2016 10:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th August 2016 10:29 AM   |  A+A-

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Remaining portion of Mahad-Poladpur bridge in Raigad district on Thursday which was washed away in flood water of Savitri river on the Mumbai-Goa highway on Wednesday. | PTI

By ANI

MUMBAI: 14 dead bodies, including 11 males and three females, have so far been recovered by the search teams, along with the locals from Savitri river in the Mumbai-Goa highway Mahad bridge collapse tragedy.

Authorities have now made it clear that at least 42 people fell into Savitri River with the vehicles in which they were travelling and are reported to be missing.

Two buses and some private vehicles got swept away following collapse of the British-era bridge late on Tuesday night.

Bodies were flown away with water current up to 120 kilometres from the spot of bridge collapse.

An NDRF team from Pune had on Wednesday started search and rescue operations at the spot.

The team found total seven bodies yesterday and they confirmed that seven more bodies were found by local fishermen taking total of recovered bodies to 14. No bus or car has yet been recovered from the river.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis yesterday announced a judicial probe into the incident in the Legislative Assembly.

He announced ex gratia of Rs. five lakh to the kin of the deceased.

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