8 students missing after boat with 40 capsizes off Maharashtra coast


A fishing boat with 40 students on board capsized in the Arabian Sea near Maharashtra’s Dahanu on Saturday.

Around 25 students have been rescued, and search operation is on for the others, said Manjunath Singe,SP Palghar.

A Dornier aircraft and Coast Guard vessels in the area have been deployed for the rescue operations.

District collector Prashant Narnaware told PTI that the incident occurred this morning off the Dahanu coast.

All the students belonged to Babubhai Junior College near Par Naka in Dahanu, an area in Maharashtra’s Palghar district that is about 110 kilometers from Mumbai.

As per reports, the boat was overcrowded when it tilted and capsized.

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