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Mahad bridge collapse: Indian Navy divers locate wreckage of 2 buses that fell into Savitri river
In a major breakthrough in Mahad bridge collapse tragedy, a team of Naval divers has located wreckage of the two buses that submerged in waters of Savitri river.
After a long search of eight days, on Thursday, the Naval team finally got the success in locating the wreckage.

Spokesperson of the Indian Navy, Rahul Sinha, while confirming the reports said, "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...The two wreckage seem to be parts of buses and were found approximately 170 and 200 meters from the collapsed bridge."

Rahul Sinha added, "Spot diving was carried out despite the presence of crocodiles, high current and tough conditions in the river."

So far, 26 bodies have been recovered while 14 more people are still missing. The search teams have decided to continue the operation till they recover all the bodies and remains of the swept away vehicles.

The NDRF team has been informed about the discovery of the bus wreckage and a crane is requested for the recovery of the same.

The accident took place on August 2, when the two state transport buses and some other vehicles fell into the river, following the bridge collapse on Mumbai-Goa Highway.

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