Sources have conveyed that, after a British-era bridge collapsed in Mahad, hunt and rescue squads have established 14 bodies in the Savitri River. The bodies of three women and 11 men were sent to Government Rural Hospital for recognition. Associates of the Indian Navy, the Coast Guard and the National Disaster Response Force are haunting for the missing people who were travelling down the Mumbai-Goa route when the occurrence took place.
Approximately 42 people are feared drowned in the river. On Thursday through rescue efforts, an NDRF boat allegedly capsized because of strong currents. Assistant Commandant of the 5th Battalion Pandit Ithape has also further conveyed that, the current was very strong. One of our drivers sustained injuries to his hand and knee. Two states convey buses and a private car have been evidenced lost in the bridge collapse. The local management used a large crane requisitioned from the National Highways Authority of India and a 300 kg magnet for rescue operations.
Additional Superintendent of Police, Raigad, Sanjay Patil has also further conveyed that, it has not been able to place any vehicle but pulled out a pipe that was part of the collapsed bridge. Based on grievances, the local police accounted 42 people as missing subsequent to the incident. Besides the three vehicles, a Honda City car, a two-wheeler and/or a three-wheeler are also supposed to have been swept away by the strong river currents. Though, the numbers have not been long-established yet. Previous, the Maharashtra administration ordered a judicial inquiry into the incident.