On July 28, a private bus carrying employees of Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli; an agricultural university plunged into a 500-feet-deep gorge at Ambenali ghat area in Poladpur in Maharashtra’s Raigad district. The team was on its way to Mahabaleshwar for a picnic.
The police, fire brigade and National Disaster Response Force teams helped in retrieving 33 bodies out of 34 passengers who were travelling to the hill station. Since the abyss was 500 feet deep and the road was a slippery slope, the evacuation teams found it difficult to fetch the bodies.
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