Mumbai-Goa Highway Bridge Collapse – 2 buses with 22 people missing

Mumbai Goa Highway Bridge Collapse
Picture Courtesy : Hindustan Times

Due to constant heavy rain fall, British-era bridge across the Savitri River near Mahad on the Mumbai-Goa Highway collapsed on last night. The buses were carrying about 22 people who are also missing with the buses. Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis tweeted at 2:30 am and said that he had spoken to the Raigad Superintendent of Police and Collector regarding the mishap on the Mubai-Goa Highway.

“Administration has rushed to the spot for rescue and immediate measures. There were two parallel bridges. One is new bridge and one was constructed during the British era. The old one collapsed.”

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also said that behind the collapse of bridge, it seems to be heavy rain in the area of Mahabaleshwar and flooding of River Savitri. National Disaster Response Force team rushed immediately to the spot. Coast Guard launched Helicopter of Coast in search for people.

The administration has closed second bridge also after collapse of old bridge to check its stability. After 9 AM, one-way traffic had resumed.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and assured for all cooperation in relief work.

The bridge is located on the Mumbai-Goa Highway, 5 KM from the town Mahad in Maharashtra’s Raigadh District. The incident occurred around 11:30 PM on Tuesday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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