Boat with 40 school children on board capsizes in sea, 4 dead

Lester Mason
January 13, 2018

Local fishermen and agencies have rescued 32 children.

Rescue operations are now underway, and Coast Guard ships and helicopters have been diverted to the point of incident. Dahanu is over 100 kilometres from the city.

The tragic incident took place 2 nautical miles from the sea-shore in Dahanu. So far at least 4 children have reportedly lost their lives while 32 have been rescued out of 40 who were on board boat that capsized. Search operation is going on.

'All our local officers and staff are on the spot.

Around 25 students have been rescued, and search operation is on for the others, said Manjunath Singe, SP Palghar.

Inspector General of Police Naval Bajaj said the remaining are still missing.

The Indian Coast Guard has diverted ships and pressed an aircraft and two choppers into rescue operations, the official said.

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