Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Street Experiences


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12th August 2016, 18:04   #76
BHPian
 
pixantz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 499
Thanked: 559 Times
Default

Looking at the condition of things, I don't think we can even try to imagine about the position of a single lever or any other thing to be in a position as it was before falling in. Everything is in shreds!

AFAIK, these buses have a small lever somewhere at the right side of the steering which is like a toggle switch kind of apparatus and needs to be switched for applying/releasing handbrake. It works hydraulic or air assisted.
pixantz is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 13th August 2016, 00:00   #77
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Thad E Ginathom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 7,606
Thanked: 6,692 Times
Default re: Bridge collapses on Mumbai-Goa highway! 2 ST buses washed away *EDIT: To be reopened June 5*

Handbrake? Panic action?

Poor man: can't imagine the terror he must have felt.
Thad E Ginathom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th August 2016, 01:58   #78
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Bombay/Belgaum
Posts: 244
Thanked: 442 Times
Default re: Bridge collapses on Mumbai-Goa highway! 2 ST buses washed away *EDIT: To be reopened June 5*

Gone in 10 seconds !!

44 year old Kangra bridge collapse,Himachal,India ; Aug 11, 2016

Good lord, there were no injuries or fatalities !



This unfortunate incident which happened in broad daylight is itself so terrifying, can't even imagine how the Mahad bridge collapse on Bombay--Goa highway in MH would have been as it was an even more massive disaster because the portion of bridge involved was easily 3 times that of the bridge seen in the above video with all the frigthening sequences of events unfolding on a dark rainy night. On top of all this, 2 buses and ?1 car with so many people resigning to their (ill)fate for being a part of that cruel ''moment'' ! Didn't you also read in the news the Savitri river was infested with crocodiles ?? May be the water current in Savitri river was not this fierce but the tragedy is unfathomable. Hope some people amongst them are still alive somewhere and may the poor souls of those who departed rest in peace. Amen
vivek95 is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 13th August 2016, 12:50   #79
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Pune
Posts: 474
Thanked: 374 Times
Default re: Bridge collapses on Mumbai-Goa highway! 2 ST buses washed away *EDIT: To be reopened June 5*

Quote:
Originally Posted by PetrolRider View Post
The Times of India today reported that authorities found the handbrake of that ill-fated bus was engaged, speculation the driver had desperately attempted to brake.
Just wondering how handbrake of such a heavy vehicle works? Couldn't be the case that by applying handbrake would have made that bus uncontrollable and hence not being able to stop in time?
It is possible that neither the driver nor the rescue authorities applied the handbrake. It must have been engaged accidentally during the fall; for example, the driver's knee hitting the lever.
Rahul Bhalgat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th August 2016, 09:12   #80
SDP
Team-BHP Support
 
SDP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 3,660
Thanked: 7,508 Times
Default re: Bridge collapses on Mumbai-Goa highway! 2 ST buses washed away *EDIT: To be reopened June 5*

The second ST bus has been recovered from the river some 500 meters down the river. No bodies were found in the bus. The possibility of finding the remaining bodies is next to nil now.

Only the Tavera is yet to be found now. Most likely the search and rescue operation would be called off once the Tavera is located.
SDP is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 14th August 2016, 12:07   #81
Senior - BHPian
 
mpksuhas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: KA03/KL11
Posts: 2,632
Thanked: 3,150 Times
Default re: Bridge collapses on Mumbai-Goa highway! 2 ST buses washed away *EDIT: To be reopened June 5*

Quote:
Originally Posted by PetrolRider View Post
The Times of India today reported that authorities found the handbrake of that ill-fated bus was engaged, speculation the driver had desperately attempted to brake.
Give any news and TOI takes out content and finds out innovative ways to sensationalize the same.

From the eyewitness account mentioned in opening post, it is clear that vehicles fell in to river when bridge collapsed under it. There was no news about bridge falling off first and vehicles driving off it.
mpksuhas is online now   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 14th August 2016, 13:36   #82
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Thad E Ginathom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 7,606
Thanked: 6,692 Times
Default re: Bridge collapses on Mumbai-Goa highway! 2 ST buses washed away *EDIT: To be reopened June 5*

Quote:
Originally Posted by SDP View Post
Only the Tavera is yet to be found now. Most likely the search and rescue operation would be called off once the Tavera is located.
What is the point? It is just a waste of public resources and an unnecessary risk to the searchers to find the vehicle now. These searches should be done when lives can still be saved, or, as in discovery of aircraft, there are potential consequences for the future.
Thad E Ginathom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th August 2016, 15:55   #83
SDP
Team-BHP Support
 
SDP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 3,660
Thanked: 7,508 Times
Default re: Bridge collapses on Mumbai-Goa highway! 2 ST buses washed away *EDIT: To be reopened June 5*

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thad E Ginathom View Post
What is the point? It is just a waste of public resources and an unnecessary risk to the searchers to find the vehicle now. These searches should be done when lives can still be saved ...
Finding the buses was important because 15-16 bodies are still missing and there was a speculation that possibly those would be found trapped inside the buses.

Heart goes out to the families where the victims did not even get a proper burial. But, I understand your point. It doesn't make sense being adamant about it and continuing it for ever. The authorities are possibly doing it just to avoid a backlash from the impacted families.
SDP is offline   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 14th August 2016, 15:57   #84
Senior - BHPian
 
mpksuhas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: KA03/KL11
Posts: 2,632
Thanked: 3,150 Times
Default re: Bridge collapses on Mumbai-Goa highway! 2 ST buses washed away *EDIT: To be reopened June 5*

Seems the missing Tavera is also found and efforts are on to bring the vehicle up.
As per the article two bodies are trapped inside the car.
Link
mpksuhas is online now   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 14th August 2016, 23:38   #85
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Thad E Ginathom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 7,606
Thanked: 6,692 Times
Default re: Bridge collapses on Mumbai-Goa highway! 2 ST buses washed away *EDIT: To be reopened June 5*

Thank you for that news.

I do understand that there are not only emotional/religious reasons for families to get the bodies of their dead, if possible, but also major potential legal hurdles involved in doing the necessary re death without a body.
Thad E Ginathom is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 15th August 2016, 17:36   #86
BHPian
 
One:1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Chennai
Posts: 68
Thanked: 72 Times
Default re: Bridge collapses on Mumbai-Goa highway! 2 ST buses washed away *EDIT: To be reopened June 5*

This is what The Hindu had to say .
Attached Thumbnails
Bridge collapses on Mumbai-Goa highway! 2 ST buses washed away *EDIT: To be reopened June 5*-office20lens2020160815173441.jpg  

One:1 is offline   (4) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 18th August 2016, 01:00   #87
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Pune
Posts: 474
Thanked: 374 Times
Default re: Bridge collapses on Mumbai-Goa highway! 2 ST buses washed away *EDIT: To be reopened June 5*

I read the news that the search operation has been called off after the wreckages of the two buses and a Tavera have been removed from the river last week. The search for the missing people will continue at local level.
http://indianexpress.com/article/cit...d-off-2979731/


BTW, has anyone come across the pictures of the wreckage of the second bus?
Rahul Bhalgat is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 18th August 2016, 02:29   #88
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Bombay/Belgaum
Posts: 244
Thanked: 442 Times
Default re: Bridge collapses on Mumbai-Goa highway! 2 ST buses washed away *EDIT: To be reopened June 5*

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rahul Bhalgat View Post
I read the news that the search operation has been called off after the wreckages of the two buses and a Tavera have been removed from the river last week. The search for the missing people will continue at local level.
http://indianexpress.com/article/cit...d-off-2979731/


BTW, has anyone come across the pictures of the wreckage of the second bus?
Here. Second bus MH 20 BL 1538 Jaigad--Mumbai seemed to be in a more wrecked state. Check out this news clip from tv9 Marathi and the image below. The bus was pulled out at night.
Attached Images
 
vivek95 is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 20th April 2017, 14:58   #89
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Bombay/Belgaum
Posts: 244
Thanked: 442 Times
Default re: Bridge collapses on Mumbai-Goa highway! 2 ST buses washed away *EDIT: To be reopened June 5*

This is unbelievable in India. New Mahad bridge all set to open by June 5, 2017

Read more here - http://m.timesofindia.com/city/mumba...w/58236979.cms

Name:  serve.jpg
Views: 501
Size:  15.4 KB

Last edited by noopster : 20th April 2017 at 15:32.
vivek95 is offline   (5) Thanks Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Japan tunnel collapses, kills 9 swarnava.m Street Experiences 6 4th December 2012 22:33
Washed out from 18,000 odd ft to sea level - Photologue Coooolcat21 Travelogues 18 1st February 2011 17:47
Bridge collapses in North India, 45 feared dead BlackPearl Street Experiences 1 27th December 2009 15:11
Freeway collapses into river in Minneapolis whatcanthisbe Shifting gears 0 2nd August 2007 13:00


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 08:11.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks