The traffic on the busy Goa-Mumbai was brought to a standstill as a bridge connecting the towns of Mahad and Raigad in Maharashtra collapsed. The Bridge on the Goa-Mumbai highway which spans about 5 kilometers across River Savitri collapsed on Tuesday night around 11:30 p.m.
It is reported that around 22 people went missing along with them 2 Mumbai bound buses are among the many vehicles which fell into the river after the bridge collapsed.
Three teams from the National Disaster Response Force have been deployed for rescue operations. Let us all hope that the civilians are rescued without harm.
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