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India bridge collapse: Nine bodies recovered
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The bodies of nine people who died when a road bridge between Mumbai and Goa collapsed have been recovered from the flooded river below.

At least 38 people are now feared dead after two buses and a car fell into the Savitri river in Maharashtra.

More than 150 rescuers and divers have been searching for the victims.

Officials say the collapse late on Tuesday was likely caused by heavy rains and flooding which had thrashed the ageing bridge for days.

Senior local official Satish Bagal told the Press Trust of India the bodies of three women and six men had now been found.

Some were recovered up to 100km (62 miles) upstream from the place where the bridge collapsed.

"One of the victims has been indentified as a driver [of one of the buses], while another is a bus conductor."

Mr Bagal said two of the women had been identified as passengers who had been travelling in an SUV on the road.
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