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Two students drown, 32 rescued after boat capsizes

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Two children drowned and six were missing after a private boat with 40 students, who were on a school picnic, capsized this morning off the coast of in district of

Police said that 32 students had been rescued and a search for the missing students was continuing with Coast Guard personnel and local fishermen out at sea.

The bodies of and Janhavi Harish Surati, both residents of Masauli in Dahanu's Ambedkar Nagar area, were recovered, Manjunath Singe, of Police, told

Singe said that the private boat was carrying 40 students of and in Parnaka in and capsized around 11.30 am.

The students were on a picnic.

"The has deployed its ships and aircarft in the rescue operation and personnel from several departments like the coastal police are involved in the search operations," Singe informed.

The location is around 20 miles off the Coast, a of said.

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 15:45 IST