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Mumbai boat capsize: At least three school students dead, 32 rescued so far

At least three school students died after a boat capsized near Parnaka beach off the coast of Dahanu in Mumbai on Saturday morning. The boat was carrying 40 students. So far, 32 students have been rescued and search operations for the remaining are underway.

| New Delhi | Updated: January 13, 2018 7:57:20 pm
Mumbai boat capsize Mumbai boat capsize: There were around 40 school students on the boat when it capsized at 11.30 am this morning (Source: ANI)

At least three school students died after a boat capsized near Parnaka beach off the coast of Dahanu in Mumbai on Saturday morning. The boat was carrying 40 students. So far, 32 students have been rescued and search operations for the remaining are underway. Dahanu is over 100 kilometres from the city.

Meanwhile, President Ram Nath Kovind has condoled the incident. He tweeted, “Anguished to hear of boat carrying schoolchildren capsizing in Dahanu, Maharashtra. The State government has rescued most of the passengers and is making efforts to trace those still missing. My condolences to the bereaved families.”

“There was an incident of boat capsize at Dahanu Parnaka Beach. A boat carrying around 40 students capsized at 11.30 am. So far 32 students are rescued. Remaining are still missing. Search operation is going on. All our local officers and staff are on the spot. Rescue teams from other departments are also there,” Superintendent of Police, Palghar said.

The deceased were identified as Sonal Bhagwan Surati, Janhawi Harish Surati and Sanskriti Mayavanshi. Both, 17 years old, were residents of Masauli Ambedkarnagar, students of Ponda college.

Inspector General of Police Naval Bajaj said the remaining are still missing.

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Mumbai boat capsize Mumbai boat capsize: Rescue operations are underway; the Indian Coast Guard has deployed ships to the site (Source: ANI)

The Indian Coast Guard has deployed ships to the site to conduct search and rescue operations.

(With inputs from ENS Mumbai)

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