Pics: British-Era Bridge Collapses On Mumbai-Goa Highway Due To Heavy Rain
Updated: August 03, 2016 12:16 IST
Over 20 people are reported missing after a British-era bridge collapsed on the Mumbai-Goa highway late night because of heavy rain. Two buses and several vehicles plunged into the river near Raigad district near Mumbai.
British-era bridge collapsed on the Mumbai-Goa highway.
Top view of the collapsed bridge and overflowing river.
There were two parallel bridges. One is a new bridge and one constructed during the British era. The old one collapsed
Ariel view from a chopper of the British era bridge that has collapsed.
The bridge, built more than seven decades ago crashed around 1 am after flood waters rushed into the river Savitri.
Rescue operations on for buses and private cars are believed to have plunged into the flooded river.
Around 80 rescuers and divers have been sent to the spot, said the National Disaster Response Force.
Chetak helicopter has been launched by the Coast Guard to help search for the missing vehicles.
Local people watched as the rescue mission was on with the help of choppers.
Chopper conducts rescue mission from the raging river under the bridge on Mumbai-Goa highway.