Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Boat carrying schoolchildren capsizes off Dahanu in Maharashtra

Boat carrying schoolchildren capsizes off Dahanu in Maharashtra

A boat carrying 40 school children capsized in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Dahanu in western Indian state of Maharashtra on Saturday, officials said.

Rescue operations are now underway, and Coast Guard ships and helicopters have been diverted to the point of incident.

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He says traffic on the ferry is typically slow this time of year, though it's used daily by workers crossing the border. Temperatures are anticipated falling to around 29 degrees by 5 p.m., with wind chill values between 15 and 25.

25 students were rescued out of the 40 students who were on board the boat, according to preliminary reports. Meanwhile, according to a leading daily, speaking on the incident, Superintendent of Police said, "There was an incident of boat capsize at Dahanu Parnaka Beach". Local fishermen and agencies have rescued 32 children. So far 32 children are rescued. The search for remaining missing students is ongoing. All our local officers and staff are on the spot.

The Coast guard immediately went into rescue operations and around 35 students have been rescued.

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