Boat carrying school children capsizes off Dahanu coast

Jan 13, 2018, 13:30 IST | PTI

A boat carrying school children capsized in the Arabian Sea off Dahanu coast in Palghar district, a senior official said on Saturday

Coast guard officers inspecting  a battered wooden boat where eight bodies were found. pic/afp

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Palghar (Maha): A boat carrying school children capsized in the Arabian Sea off Dahanu coast in Palghar district, a senior official said on Saturday.

Local BJP MLA Manisha Choudhary claimed that the boat was ferrying around 40 children. District Collector Prashant Narnaware told PTI that the incident occurred this morning off the Dahanu coast. "Massive rescue and relief operations are underway and District Superintendent of Police and local officials are supervising the operations," he said.

Further details were awaited, he said.

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