Two buses plunged into flooded river: 18 passengers feared dead

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In Western India, two buses plunged into a flooded river after an old bridge collapsed. 22 people or possibly more are missing and feared dead.

Rescuers had not found the buses or any survivors hours after the single-lane bridge on the Mumbai-Goa highway collapsed about midnight Tuesday.

The two Maharashtra state-run buses were carrying a total of 18 passengers, two drivers and two conductors, according to Fadnavis.

 

He said the bridge, constructed in the 1940s, likely collapsed because it was buffeted by strong currents from the Savitri River, which was flooded by monsoon rains.