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

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jan 13, 2018, 1:15 pm IST
Updated Jan 13, 2018, 4:32 pm IST
Thirty-two children have been rescued so far.
A boat with 40 school children on board capsized 2 nautical miles from the sea shore in Maharashtra's Dahanu on Saturday. (Photo: ANI)
 A boat with 40 school children on board capsized 2 nautical miles from the sea shore in Maharashtra's Dahanu on Saturday. (Photo: ANI)

Mumbai: At least four school children died and as many as 32 of them were rescued after a boat capsized in the Arabian Sea off Dahanu coast in Palghar district of Maharashtra on Saturday, according to ANI.

As many as 40 school children were on board the boat.

 

District Collector Prashant Narnaware told PTI that the incident occurred on Saturday morning off the Dahanu coast.

"Massive rescue and relief operations are underway and District Superintendent of Police and local officials are supervising the operations," he said.

Coast guard PRO said ships which were at sea have been diverted to the site of mishap and ships are also sailing from Mumbai. Dornier aircraft and helicopters from Daman (near to Dahanu) have also been launched.

Overloading is said to be the cause of the mishap.

More details are awaited.

(With agency inputs)





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