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Fadnavis grieves over boat capsize, chopper crash incidents

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Chief Minister Devendra expressed grief over the loss of lives in the boat capsize incident off the coast and helicopter crash off the coast today.

"Sad to know about capsizing of boat carrying school children of K L Ponda High School, at Parnaka Beach. 31 children have been rescued. is still on with local police and administration," tweeted.

Three girls drowned and five went missing after a private boat with 40 students, who were on a school picnic, capsized this morning off the coast of Dahanu in district.

said specialised rescue teams are at the site and a team is helping in the

"Injured are admitted at cottage hospital and Kamble hospital. Our deep condolences and thoughts are with the families who lost their loved ones," he said in a tweet.

Expressing sadness over the chopper crash incident, Fadnavis tweeted: "I am also pained to hear about the loss of lives in PawanHans helicopter crash off the coast. Our deep condolences to the bereaved families."

The helicopter with five personnel and two pilots on board today crashed off the city coast while heading to an at High. So far, four bodies have been found.

The chopper Dauphin N3 had gone missing after taking off from the at 10.30 am today.

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 20:45 IST