Boat Capsizes: 4 Dead, 40 Students Drowned


Mumbai: At least 4 children died while 11 others are missing after a boat with 40 school children on board capsized in Maharashtra’s Dahanu area on Saturday afternoon.

The tragic incident took place 2 nautical miles from the sea-shore in Dahanu. 25 students were rescued with the help of locals and search for the remaining 11 students is on.

2 ISVs deployed for patrolling in the area have been diverted for search and rescue along with 3 Coast Guard units already present in the area.

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 launched, informed Coast Guard PRO on rescue operations. Rescue operations are underway.