Boat carrying 40 school children capsizes in western India

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At least four children have been feared killed after a boat carrying around 40 schoolchildren capsized off the coast of Dahanu in Maharashtra on Saturday.

'There was an incident of boat capsize at Dahanu Parnaka Beach.

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Boat with 40 school children on board capsizes in Maharashtra's Dahanu, 4 dead

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

Local BJP MLA Manisha Choudhary claimed that the boat was ferrying around 40 children. So far 32 children are rescued. Search operations for the remaining are underway.

Dornier aircraft and helicopters from Daman (near to Dahanu) have also been launched, said Coastguard PRO on rescue operations for boat capsize in Dahanu.

'All our local officers and staff are on the spot.

25 students have been rescued while the operationas are still underway.