Traffic on Mumbai-Goa highway was disrupted on Tuesday night after a bridge over river Savitri collapsed, sweeping off several vehicles. The bridge reportedly crashed around 1 am after flood waters rushed into the river Savitri.
Maharashtra Government rushed the NDRF team from Pune for the rescue operation. Around 80 rescuers and divers were sent to the spot.
It has been reported; over 20 people are missing while two buses and several vehicles plunged into the river 84 km from Mumbai.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and assured all help in rescue and relief ops.
Mr. Fadnavis tweeted late last night- “There were two parallel bridges. One is a new bridge and one constructed during the British era. The old one collapsed.”
Traffic has been diverted to the new parallel bridge. Officials are trying to determine whether more vehicles are missing.