Maharashtra: NDRF resumes operations to recover bodies from the accident site near Mahabaleshwar

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A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) resumed the operation on Sunday to recover bodies from the gorge where a bus fell into on its way to Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra’s Raigad district.

According to reports, twenty-five bodies have been recovered so far.

Rescue efforts were severely hampered by heavy rains lashing the area.

On Saturday, a bus carrying 34 staff members of an agriculture university fell into a 500-feet deep gorge at Ambenali Ghat near Poladpur town in Raigad district of Maharashtra, killing 33 passengers.

The bus was on its way to Mahabaleshwar, a hill station in Satara district, for a picnic, when the driver lost control over the vehicle while negotiating a turn and fell into the gorge.

All passengers on the bus were all staff of Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth in Dapoli town.