Mahad bridge collapse: Death toll rises to 26, 41 remain missing

Raipur, Aug 7 : With search operations at Savitri River in Mahad town of Maharashtra continuing relentlessly, three more bodies have been fished out raising the death toll to 26, while the number of people missing stands at 41.

Search operations started again today at 6:00 in the morning, making it the fifth day of the operation being conducted by NDRF with the help of Indian Navy, Coast Guard and Local Fishermen.

In today's search, the NDRF, Navy and Coast Guard Jawans are searching collectively on these locations with modern Ultra Sound and Sonar equipments.

23 bodies have been identified, in which 10 are of the passengers from Rajapur - Borivali bus, seven from Jaigad - Mumbai bus and remaining six from private cars fallen in the River after a British-era bridge collapsed.

In the mishap of Tuesday night, two State Transport busses and two private cars fell in Savitri River along with 38 passengers.

13 passengers are still missing. Rescue teams are searching them without any hope of survival..

Source: ANI