Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

Boat carrying 40 school children capsizes in western India

Boat carrying 40 school children capsizes in western India

Four feared dead after a boat with 40 school children on board capsizes 2 nautical miles from the sea shore in Dahanu in Maharashtra.

Help has also been sought from Indian Coast Guard to assist in the rescue operations, he said. This incident occurred off the coast of Dahanu near Parnaka beach. 25 others have been rescued.

The children, from KL Ponda High School in Dahanu, were on a picnic, media reported. Remaining are still missing, Search operation is going on, ' Palghar SP Manjunath Singe said. "Dornier aircraft and helicopters from Daman (near to Dahanu) have also been launched for rescue operations".

According to sources, two local fishermen boats are now carrying out the rescue operation. Reports suggest that the boat capsized due to overload.

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