4 Die As Boat With 40 School Children Capsizes In Western India

Tarikh kemaskini: 13/01/2018

NEW DELHI, Jan 13 (Bernama) -- At least four school children died after a fishing boat carrying some 40 students capsized in the Arabian Sea off the coast of the western Indian state of Maharashtra on Saturday, China's Xinhua news agency reported quoting Indian officials.

The incident took place in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Dahanu, a coastal town in the state\'s Palghar district, some 110 km from Mumbai.

"The boat carrying some 40 school children capsized in the sea around noon. A total of 32 children have been rescued so far. Massive rescue and relief operations are underway for those feared missing," district collector Prashant Narnaware told the media.

"The death toll may go up later in the day as some four children are still feared missing," a police official said.

"The Indian Coast Guard has diverted one of its ships and pressed an aircraft and choppers into the rescue operations," he said.....