Maharashtra bridge collapse: 4 NDRF teams sent, says Rajnath

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The government today said it will provide all possible help to the Maharashtra government in the hour of crisis arose due to a bridge collapse on the Mumbai-Goa highway near Raigarh district. An old bridge, which was constructed during the British regime over Savitri river in neighbouring Raigarh district collapsed late last night in which two state buses and other vehicles were washed away. More than 25 people were feared drowned in the choppy river. The bridge connects Mumbai-Goa highway and was constructed between Mahad and Poladpur taluka.
Responding to the members’ concern during Zero Hour in the Lok Sabha, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, ”It is very sad and unfortunate incident.”
Four NDRF teams along with 12 boats were immediately rushed to Maharashtra bridge collapse sitefor rescue operations. ” I had talked to the Maharashtra Chief Minister on the incident,” he added. He assured that the Centre will give all possible help to the Maharashtra government in this hour of crisis. “The Centre has dispatched two helicopters for rescue operations,” the Minister said. The issue was raised by Shiv Sena member Vinayak Bhaurao Raut.

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