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Dahanu boat capsize: 32 students rescued, search ops on

ANI  |  Dahanu (Maharashtra) [India] 

32 students have been rescued, after a boat with 40 school children on board capsized two nautical miles from the seashore in Maharashtra's earlier today.

The Public Relations Officer (PRO) informed that the bodies of four children have been recovered so far.

Overloading is said to be the cause of the mishap.

"has diverted ships which were at sea and ships are also sailing from Dornier aircraft and helicopters from Daman (near to Dahanu) have also been launched," the PRO had said earlier.

The rescue operation is on.

is in Maharashtra's Palghar district and is about 110 kilometers from

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 15:30 IST