Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Boat with around 40 children capsizes, massive rescue operation launched

Boat with around 40 children capsizes, massive rescue operation launched

The Coast guard immediately went into rescue operations and around 35 students have been rescued.

A boat with 40 school children on board capsized in the coastal town of Dahanu in Maharashtra.

The tragic incident took place 2 nautical miles from the sea-shore in Dahanu.


Initial reports claimed the tragedy was caused by the boat being overloaded and the children reportedly did not have life jackets. Local fishermen and agencies have rescued 32 children.

Dornier aircraft and helicopters from Daman (near to Dahanu) have also been launched, said Coastguard PRO on rescue operations for boat capsize in Dahanu. Remaining are still missing. All our local officers and staff are on the spot.

Out of the 40 onboard the boat, 32 have been safely pulled out of the water, while a search and rescue operation is underway to save others.

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