Dahanu: Boat carrying 40 children capsized off the coast, 4 dead

Maharashtra boat tragedy search on to trace missing students

Maharashtra boat tragedy search on to trace missing students

A boat carrying around 40 children capsized off Dahanu in Palghar district on Saturday.

The Coast guard immediately went into rescue operations and around 35 students have been rescued. The boat upturned about two nautical miles from the sea shore.

According to ANI, the rescue operations are now underway.

As many as 40 school children were on board the boat. Dornier aircraft and helicopters from Daman (close to Dahanu) have also been launched, said the Coast Guard PRO.

25 students have been rescued while the operationas are still underway.

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.

According to sources, two local fishermen boats are now carrying out the rescue operation.