Boat with 40 school children on board capsizes in sea, 4 dead

Mumbai boat capsize

Rescue operations are underway

4 dead, 32 rescued out of the 40 students who were on board a boat that capsized 2 nautical miles from the seashore in Dahanu. The incident happened near Parnaka Beach, which is around 120km away from Mumbai.

Meanwhile, the Coast Guard PRO released a statement, "Coast Guard 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. At least four students have lost their lives while 25 have been rescued so far.

According to the information given by the District collector Prashant Narnaware to the PTI, the boat was capsized today in morning off the Dahanu coast.

Local authorities are now carrying out search and rescue operations.

More details are awaited.

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