Mumbai, Aug 11: Wreckage of one of the two buses which were washed away in the Savitri river near Mahad after a British-era bridge collapsed on August 2 was pulled out of the water this evening. Wreckage of Rajapur-Borivali MSRTC bus was retrieved. “After working 12-14 hours a day for the last 8 days, the Naval teams located wreckage of the two buses submerged in water at Mahad,” a Defence spokesperson said.Also Read - Mahad Bridge Collapse: Wreckage of 1 of the 2 missing buses located by divers

The wreckages were found approximately 170 and 200 meters from the collapsed bridge. After the Navy divers located the buses, braving strong currents and crocodiles in the river, NDRF teams were summoned to retrieve them.(Also Read: Mumbai-Goa bridge collapse: Search operations on amid high water current, crocodiles in river) Also Read - Mumbai-Goa bridge collapse: Search operations on amid high water current, crocodiles in river

The Indian Navy team comprising personnel specialising in diving was searching for the wreckage and survivors since the morning of August 4. So far, 26 bodies have been recovered after two State Transport buses and some other vehicles fell in the river following the bridge collapse on Mumbai-Goa Highway near Mahad in Raigad district, about 170 kms from here, on August 2. Also Read - Mumbai-Goa bridge collapse: 3 more bodies spotted in Savitri river