2 bodies found, dozens missing in Mumbai-Goa highway bridge collapse

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2 bodies found, dozens missing in Mumbai-Goa highway bridge collapse

Two bodies have been recovered in the Mumbai-Goa Highway bridge collapse incident.

Briefing media about the Incident, Raigad SP Suvez Haque said rescue and the relief operations are underway.

Several vehicles were feared to have been swept away in the Savitri River in Konkan region as a bridge at Mahad on the Mumbai-Goa Highway collapsed late last night.

The incident brought traffic to a halt. Two buses are missing and a few other vehicles are feared to have been swept away.

Indian Coast Guard launches Chetak Helicopter to carry out search operations for missing vehicles.

NDRF teams have been rushed to the spot immediately.

There were two parallel bridges — one is a new bridge and the other one constructed during the British era.

The old one had collapsed.

The primary reason seems to be the high pressure caused due to flooding of river Savitri due to heavy rains in catchment of Mahabaleshwar.

The issue was also raised in Lok Sabha.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh assured all possible help to the state government.