Boat capsizes with 40 students near Maharashtra’s Dahanu; 4 dead reported

Boat capsizes with 40 students near Maharashtra’s Dahanu; 4 dead reported
Written by Pallavi Parmar

Four students died after a boat capsized near the Parnaka beach off the coast of Dahanu in Maharashtra today. There are around 40 students in a boat out of which 32 have successfully rescued. Also, the search operation is still underway to find out remaining students. Dahanu is about 100 kilometres away from the Mumbai city where the incident took place. In the morning at 11:30 am, a boat carrying around 40 students capsized in Parnaka beach. However, just after the incident all the local staff officers and staff have rushed to the spot to save students. Also, the rescue team other department officers have quickly reached the incident spot said Superintendent of Police.

According to the police official report, the children who have lost their lives are examined as Janhawi Harish Surati and Sonal Bhagwan of 17 years old from Masauli Ambedkarnagar. The police have confirmed the death of four out of 40. And the police have also reported the missing of 8 students, however, the search operation is still underway.

As per the reports, the students of KL Ponda School in Dahanu went for the beach picnic at Parnaka beach on Saturday morning. Suddenly, their boat capsized, however, no reason has reported yet. But eyewitnesses sad that the boat was overcrowded. Also, the students are not provided with the proper safety precautions such as life jackets and other types of equipment. According to the sources, the coast guard has diverted other ships from the sea. And the Dornier aircraft along with helicopters from Daman has launched to conduct a rescue operation. The boat was two nautical miles away from the shore when the incident happened. And now the parents of KL Ponda school children are asking to book the boat operators for not following safety precautions.

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Pallavi Parmar

Journalism is my profession, Blogging and Writing are my passion, Travelling is my love, Food is my life and Feminist by nature.

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