A British-era bridge on Mumbai-Goa highway collapsed early this morning.
Mumbai: Two bodies have been found and over 20 are feared missing after a British-era bridge collapsed on the Mumbai-Goa highway in Maharashtra late last night following torrential rain. Buses and vehicles plunged into the river near Raigad district, 84 km from Mumbai.
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The 50-foot bridge, built about a century ago in Mahad town, crashed around 11.30 pm after flood waters rushed into the river Savitri. The bridge lies along the highway connecting Mumbai to the popular holiday destination Goa.
Two passenger buses and four private cars are believed to have been washed away in the dead of the night. The buses had started from Mumbai with 11 passengers each.
Around 80 rescuers and divers are at the spot. Rescuers could be seen fighting strong currents in inflatable dinghies.
Even elite marine commandos or MARCOS found the current too strong to risk diving into the river.