32 Rescued After Boat With 40 School Children Capsizes in Dahanu
A boat with 40 school children on board capsized two nautical miles into the Arabian Sea off the coast of Dahanu in Palghar district, Maharashtra, on Saturday morning. Rescue operations are currently underway, with a total of 32 students being rescued so far.
At least 3 students have been reported dead by ANI.
The Coast Guard has diverted ships which were at sea and ships are also sailing from Mumbai. Dornier aircraft and helicopters from Daman (near to Dahanu) have also been pressed into action, according to the Coast Guard officials.
Initial reports indicate that four children have reportedly died. Reports suggest that the boat capsized due to overload.
Dahanu is a coastal town and a municipal council in Palghar district of Maharashtra, in the Konkan division. It is located 110 km from Mumbai.
(More details are awaited.)
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