Maha Bus Accident: All Bodies Recovered, NDRF Calls Off Search


Mumbai: The NDRF has called off the operation after a total of 30 bodies were
recovered from the site of the accident.

A total of 31 people were travelling in the bus when it fell down a mountain road
into a gorge in Ambenali Ghat. Only one person survived the accident.

A total of thirty 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

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 had said hours ago to ANI.

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.