14 bodies recovered from India bridge collapse site

by Linda Olson August 7, 2016, 1:56

Rescue workers in India found 18 bodies on Friday after a bridge collapsed over a flooded river earlier in the week, a report said.

"Search and rescue operation is underway on a large scale in which 103 NDRF men are there, local who are able swimmers and know about the river bank and Navy has been roped in to carry out search and rescue operation", she added.

According to the report, 23 people are feared dead after two buses and a vehicle plunged into the Savitri River when an aging bridge on a highway linking the states of Maharashtra and Goa caved on Wednesday.

NDRF teams found total 7 bodies yesterday and they confirmed that 7 more bodies were found by local fishermen taking total of recovered bodies to 14. He said the government has chose to give Rs 5 lakh to kin of the deceased in the tragedy.

Two buses and some private vehicles got swept away following collapse of the British-era bridge on Tuesday night.

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"So far, our search teams have recovered five bodies - three males and two females", Raigad additional superintendent of police Sanjay Patil said.

The state government announced Rs 10 lakh for families of each victim and a like amount or a job in MSRTC for family members of the corporation's staff like drivers and bus conductors and others travelling on the two buses.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had said in the Legislative Assembly yesterday that 8 bodies have been recovered so far and 42 people are missing.

About 20 boats with almost 160 personnel of Coast Guard, NDRF, and Navy, apart from local fishermen and rafters, are at the work to find the remains of the two buses and other vehicles. On Thursday morning, a 300-kg magnet was lowered in the waters with the help of a crane to trace the missing buses. Opposition Leader Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil alleged the government machinery showed negligence which led to the tragedy.

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has ordered a judicial investigation as well as a safety audit of all old bridges. Ahir directed NDRF to expand its search and rescue operations beyond the present 15 kms to an area 30 kms downstream.