Photos: Rescue operations on as bridge collapses on Mumbai-Goa Highway

Updated: 04 August, 2016 21:48 IST
  • Photos: Rescue operations on as bridge collapses on Mumbai-Goa Highway
    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
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  • Photos: Rescue operations on as bridge collapses on Mumbai-Goa Highway
    "The bridge was built during the British era. After discussion with the National Highways Authority, we have shifted traffic to the new parallel bridge nearby. We are trying to confirm reports of other missing vehicles," Ugale said
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    Remaining portion of Mahad-Poladpur bridge which was washed away in flood water of Savitri river on the Mumbai-Goa highway in Raigad district
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    Locals said that around five to six private vehicles were also missing and they were feared to be washed away in the floods
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    Rescue team carry out search operation after Mahad-Poladpur bridge
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    Incessant rains continue to lash the coastal Konkan, northern and western Maharashtra since past five days, with at least 10 persons losing their lives in rain-related incidents in the past 24 hours
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    Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis visits Mahad-Poladpur bridge
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    The remaining portion of washed away Mahad-Poladpur bridge by the flood waters of Savitri river on the Mumbai-Goa highway in Raigad district on Wednesday.
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    Rehabilitation Minister Chandrakant Patil said helicopters would be deployed and the help of defence forces was being taken to search the missing vehicles
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    The state government, National Disaster Response Force, Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard (ICG) launched a massive air and sea operation to trace the two Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation buses and other five to six missing vehicles which were feared to have been washed away by the floods in the Arabian Sea in the coastal Konkan region
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    Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, ministers and Raigad collector Sheetal Ugale were monitoring the situation, the official said
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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi called up Fadnavis and offered help in the rescue operations
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    The ICG deployed a Chetak and SeaKing helicopters to search the buses. An NDRF team was on way from Pune while the police and naval divers have launched a sea search
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    The tragedy struck after heavy rains flooded the Savitri River which originates in Mahabaleshwar and flows through Ratnagiri-Raigad districts, leading to the collapse of a seven-decades old British era bridge near Mahad around 1 a.m
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    The buses with 11 passengers each went missing and there was no contact with either their drivers or the passengers, Raigad Collector Sheetal Ugale said
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Rescue operations continue after at least two buses with about 22 passengers were washed away early on Wednesday in flood waters after a bridge collapse on the Mumbai-Goa Highway. Here are the images...

First Published: 04 August, 2016 20:45 IST