Dahanu boat capsize: 32 students rescued, search ops on

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Authors: Subcontinent Times

Updated: Jan 13, 2018 15:18 IST

Dahanu (Maharashtra) [India], Jan 13 (ANI): 32 students have been rescued, after a boat with 40 school children on board capsized two nautical miles from the seashore in Maharashtra's Dahanu earlier today.

The Coast guard Public Relations Officer (PRO) informed that the bodies of four children have been recovered so far.

Overloading is said to be the cause of the mishap.

"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," the Coast guard PRO had said earlier.

The rescue operation is on.

Dahanu is in Maharashtra's Palghar district and is about 110 kilometers from Mumbai. (ANI)