27 bodies recovered from Raigad bus accident site

DN Bureau

A total of twenty-seven bodies have been recovered so far after a bus fell into a 500-feet deep gorge, killing more than 30 people in Ambenali Ghat of Raigad district.

A site of the incident
A site of the incident

Raigad: A total of twenty-five bodies have been recovered so far after a bus fell into a 500-feet deep gorge, killing more than 30 people in Ambenali Ghat of Raigad district on Saturday.

A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has been deployed to help in the rescue operations. "Search operation will continue as we have spotted few more bodies. We need to check if there are bodies underneath the bus," NDRF, Deputy Commandant, Vairavanathan said.

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Giving out further details of the accident, Raigad guardian minister Ravindra Chavan had earlier said that bus fell down into gorge due to the driver's fault and only one passenger survived the accident.

"Bus fell in a 500-feet gorge due to the fault of the driver. Only one passenger has survived. We are trying to recover the bodies," Chavan had said. (ANI)

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