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Dahanu boat capsize: At least 2 dead, 32 children rescued

ANI  |  Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] 

At least two students died after a boat with 40 school children on board capsized off the coast of Maharashtra's town on Saturday.

Chief Minister expressed deep condolences to the aggrieved families.

"Sad to know about of a boat carrying school children of K L Ponda High School, at Parnaka Beach. The is still on with local police and administration," Fadnavis said.

"Injured are admitted to cottage hospital and Our deep condolences and thoughts are with the families who lost their loved ones," he added.

also offered his condolences to the families of those killed in the tragedy.

"Anguished to hear of boat carrying schoolchildren in Dahanu, has rescued most of the passengers and is making efforts to trace those still missing. My condolences to bereaved families," the tweeted.

Commandant Vijay Kumar, Coast Guard, said the boat might have capsized due to imbalance.

"With the coordinated effort of all agencies and local fishermen, 32 students were rescued, two pronounced dead and one unidentified body was found," he said.

The boat capsized 20 nautical miles off the Dahanu coast at about 11:30 am today.

Dahanu is in Maharashtra's Palghar district and is about 110 kilometres from

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 22:50 IST