Mumbai-Goa highway bridge collapse: Two buses with 22 persons missing
August 3, 2016 14:46 IST
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Of the two ill-fated buses, the Jaigad-Mumbai service was driven by S. S. Kamble and conducted by V. K. Desai while the Rajapur-Borivali (north Mumbai) service was driven by E. S. Munde and conducted by P. B. Shirke, all based with the Chiplun Bus Depot in Ratnagiri. The tragedy struck after heavy rains flooded the Savitri River which originates in Mahabaleshwar and flows through Ratnagiri-Raigad districts, leading to the collapse of a seven-decades old British era bridge near Mahad around 1 a.m.