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India: 2 dead, over 20 missing after colonial bridge collapses in Maharashtra00:52

India: 2 dead, over 20 missing after colonial bridge collapses in Maharashtra

India, Mahad, Maharashtra
August 3, 2016 at 14:59 GMT -00:00 · Published

At least 2 people were confirmed dead and over 20 missing, Wednesday, after a British colonial-era bridge collapsed along Mumbai-Goa highway in Maharashtra late on Tuesday night, sending two buses and four private cars into the dangerous waters below.

Around 80 emergency service personnel took part in the search after the single-lane bridge collapsed into the Savitri River, although they are yet to discover survivors. The two Maharashtra buses were state-run and had 18 passengers in total with an addition of two drivers and two conductors.

The bridge measured 60 meters (50 feet) and was built over 100 years ago. The collapse happened despite the Maharashtra government declaring the structure safe just two months ago.

India: 2 dead, over 20 missing after colonial bridge collapses in Maharashtra00:52
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At least 2 people were confirmed dead and over 20 missing, Wednesday, after a British colonial-era bridge collapsed along Mumbai-Goa highway in Maharashtra late on Tuesday night, sending two buses and four private cars into the dangerous waters below.

Around 80 emergency service personnel took part in the search after the single-lane bridge collapsed into the Savitri River, although they are yet to discover survivors. The two Maharashtra buses were state-run and had 18 passengers in total with an addition of two drivers and two conductors.

The bridge measured 60 meters (50 feet) and was built over 100 years ago. The collapse happened despite the Maharashtra government declaring the structure safe just two months ago.

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