The wreckage was found about 400 meters from the bridge
“The naval divers discovered the wreckage earlier this morning and the wreckage was found about 400 meters from the bridge,” a defence spokesperson said. The wreckage was completely submerged in around 5 meters depth.
After the Navy divers located the bus, braving strong currents and crocodiles in the river, NDRF teams were summoned to retrieve it. The spokesperson added, “NDRF teams are currently extracting the wreckage and we expect the operation to end anytime soon.”
A specialised team of divers of the Indian Navy have been searching for the wreckage and survivors since August 4, braving high water current and crocodiles in the river. So far they have recovered 26 bodies and 14 persons are still missing and feared dead after two Maharashtra state transport buses and some cars fell in the river following the collapse of the colonial-era bridge.