2 dead, six missing after boat with 40 capsizes off Maharashtra coast in India

Baku, January 13, AZERTAC

Two children drowned and six were missing after a private boat with 40 students capsized in the Arabian Sea near Maharashtra's Dahanu, India, on Saturday, according to Hindustan Times.

"We have recovered two bodies and rescued 32 students. Search operation is on for the others," Manjunath Singe, SP Palghar told PTI.

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

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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