4 schoolchildren dead as boat with 40 students capsizes in Maharashtra

Rescue operations are currently underway Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team Dahanu, Maharashtra, India Jan 13, 2018, 07.59 AM (IST)

Four school children died and 32 rescued after a boat with 40 students on board capsized 2 nautical miles off Maharashtra's coastal town in Dahanu. 

Rescue operations are underway, ANI reported.

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The coast guard said Dornier aircraft and helicopters from the nearby city of Daman have been launched.

"The Coast Guard has diverted ships which were at sea and ships are also sailing from Mumbai. Dornier aircraft and helicopters from Daman (near to Dahanu) have also been launched," the coast guard PRO said about the rescue operations.

(With inputs from ANI)

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25 students have been rescued so far after the boat capsized 2 nautical miles from the seashore in Maharashtra's coastal town of Dahanu