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Naval divers find wreckage of two buses near collapsed bridge in Mahad

The Naval Divers Today Found The Wreckage Of Two Buses Submerged In Water After Mahad-Goa Bridge Collapsed Last Week.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Arshi Aggarwal | Updated on: 11 Aug 2016, 12:17:03 PM
Mahad-Goa Bridge collapsed last week, leaving several dead and missing (File photo)

Mumbai:

The naval divers today found the wreckage of two buses submerged in water after Mahad-Goa Bridge collapsed last week. 

“After a long search and working 12-14 hours a day for the last 8 days, the Naval teams have located two bus wreckage submerged in water at Mahad,” informed a defence spokesperson. 

The two wreckage seem to be parts of busses and were found approximately 170 and 200 meters from the collapsed bridge. 

Spot diving was carried out despite presence of crocodiles, high current and though conditions in the river. NDRF teams are being informed and crane for recovery of the wreckage is being requested, officials said. 

The Indian Navy team comprising of personnel specialising in diving have been searching for the wreckage and survivors since the morning of August 4.

The effort was in response to a request received from the state government on undertaking search along the river for survivors and bodies.

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First Published : 11 Aug 2016, 12:12:00 PM

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