Mumbai: It's a major breakthrough in Mahad bridge collapse tragedy!
After long search for the last 8 days, the Naval teams have located two bus wreckage submerged in water at Mahad, Defence PRO told media on Thursday.
"The two wreckage seem to be parts of busses and were found approximately 170 and 200 meters from the collapsed bridge," Defence PRO added in his statement.
Rescue personnel on Wednesday braved high water current and crocodile hotbeds in Savitri River to trace those missing after the bridge collapse near Mahad in Raigad district even as anxious relatives expressed anger over the pace of the search operation.
So far, 26 bodies have been recovered while nearly 14 are still missing and feared dead after two State Transport buses and some other vehicles fell in the river following the bridge collapse on Mumbai-Goa Highway on 2 August.
The search teams have decided to continue the operation till they recover all the bodies and remains of swept away vehicles.
Two state transport buses had gone missing after the vehicles were swept away in the swollen Savitri river in Konkan region (Raigad) as an old bridge collapsed at Mahad.