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

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

Help has also been sought from Indian Coast Guard to assist in the rescue operations, he said.

A boat carrying schoolchildren capsized in the Arabian Sea off Dahanu in Palghar district of Maharashtra, a senior official said on Saturday.

According to news agency ANI, four students lost their lives, while 25 have been rescued.

The children, from KL Ponda High School in Dahanu, were on a picnic, media reported.

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

The boat was capsized due to overcrowding and the boat tilted on one side while the children were having fun.

Further details are awaited.

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