Boat with 40 children capsizes in Maharashtra

Mumbai boat capsize

A boat carrying 40 school students capsized off the coast of Dahanu in Mumbai on Saturday

The boat upturned about two nautical miles from the sea shore.

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

The Coast Guard said it has has diverted ships which were at sea and ships are also sailing from Mumbai.

Local BJP MLA Manisha Choudhary claimed that the boat was ferrying around 40 children.

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DySP and Local Magistrate had rushed to the scene and overseeing the rescue operations.

Rescue operations are now underway, and Coast Guard ships and helicopters have been diverted to the point of incident. The search for remaining missing students is ongoing. Helicopters from Daman, which is near Dahanu, have also been launched, a Coast Guard spokesperson said.

Around 25 students have been rescued, and search operation is on for the others, said Manjunath Singe, SP Palghar.

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