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In photos: Bridge collapses on Mumbai-Goa highway, rescue-ops underway

During the wee hours of 3 August, a bridge on the Mumbai-Goa highway in Maharashtra\'s Raigad district collapsed due to heavy rain, bringing traffic to a halt. Reports suggest that one bus and several other vehicles have gone missing in the mishap.

Raigad district collector Sheetal Ugale has confirmed that two bodies have been recovered during the ongoing rescue operations so far.

Rescue operations are underway to locate the bus that plunged into the river Savitri, with 22 people onboard.

A Sea king 42B helicopter, and a Sea king 42C all weather aircraft equipped with a diving team has also been launched by the Indian Navy to aide in the rescue operations. The Indian Coast Guard has also launched a Chetak Helicopter to carry out search operations for missing vehicles.

Four NDRF teams comprising 115 personnel including divers along with 12 boats have been rushed to the spot in search of the vehicles which are being suspected to have fallen into the Savitri river.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh addressed the issue in the Lok Sabha and promised aide to bring the situation under control.

The CPRO of the Central Railways have deployed a team of doctors and rescue personnel at the site of the incident.