Maharashtra: Boat carrying school children capsizes off Dahanu coast

Boat with 40 school children on board capsizes in Maharashtra's Dahanu, 4 dead

At least four school children have drowned and more are feared dead after a boat carrying them capsized near Dahanu in Maharashtra.

According to ANI, the rescue operations are now underway.

Coast guard PRO said ships which were at sea have been diverted to the site of mishap and ships are also sailing from Mumbai. 25 students were rescued with the help of locals and search for the remaining 11 students is on. Helicopters from Daman, which is near Dahanu, have also been launched, a Coast Guard spokesperson said.

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The boat was two nautical miles from the shore when the incident occurred.

According to the information given by the District collector Prashant Narnaware to the PTI, the boat was capsized today in morning off the Dahanu coast. Rescue operations are underway.

As per reports, the boat was overcrowded when it tilted and capsized.

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