Boat owner arrested
Kailash Vijayvarghiya tweets condolences
#ONGC #sangli #Dahanu ... #Maharashtra के लिए आज का दिन बड़ा अशुभ सिद्ध हुआ है। 7 अलग अलग दुर्घटनाओं में 28 लोगों की मृत्यु हुई है। बड़ी ही पीड़ादायी घटना है। ईश्वर मृतात्माओं को शान्ति दे और उनके परिवारजनों को साहस।— Kailash Vijayvargiya (@KailashOnline) January 13, 2018
Coast Guard official says boat may have capsized due to weight imbalance
Incident happened at 11 am,boat might have capsized due to imbalance. With coordinated effort of all agencies & local fishermen 32 students were rescued, 2 pronounced dead,1 unidentified body found: Commandant Vijay Kumar, Coast Guard on Dahanu boat capsize incident pic.twitter.com/FUlXk4FQah— ANI (@ANI) January 13, 2018
Bodies of three identified
The bodies of the three girls — Sonal Bhagwan Surati, Janhavi Harish Surati and Sanskruti Mayavanshi —all aged 17, were recovered, Superintendent of Police, Palghar, Manjunath Singe told PTI.
Congress leader Ashok Gehlot expresses condolences
Deeply saddened to know about the boat tragedy in #Dahanu, near #Mumbai . My heartfelt condolences to the families of the children that lost their lives. I pray that other children are rescued soon... https://t.co/iDM9g1JGBh— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) January 13, 2018
Injured admitted at Cottage Hospital and Kamble Hospital, says Devendra Fadnavis
Specialised Rescue teams are also at the site.— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) January 13, 2018
Coast Guard team is also helping in the search operation.
Injured are admitted at cottage hospital and Kamble hospital.
Our deep condolences and thoughts are with the families who lost their loved ones : CM @Dev_Fadnavis
'An unfortunate day for Maharashtra'
An unfortunate day for Maharashtra.— Maharashtra Congress (@INCMaharashtra) January 13, 2018
3 accidents and 17 feared dead. Our deepest condolences to the families of people who lost their beloved ones in unfortunate accidents at #Dahanu, Ahmednagar and #ONGC chopper crash. pic.twitter.com/XON9Fr8Nj1
Ram Nath Kovind 'anguished' by Dahanu boat capsize incident
Anguished to hear of boat carrying schoolchildren capsizing in Dahanu, Maharashtra. State government has rescued most of the passengers and is making efforts to trace those still missing. My condolences to bereaved families #PresidentKovind— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) January 13, 2018
Fishing boats in area assisting in rescue operations, says Coast Guard
@IndiaCoastGuard Rescues 29 students & recovers 02 bodies in yet another SAR Operations at sea off Dahanu Coast #Maharashtra from a boat carrying students which capsized at sea . SAR continues... Fishing boats operating in area assisting in Rescue Operations @DefenceMinIndia pic.twitter.com/vgeBT5iEcb— Indian Coast Guard (@IndiaCoastGuard) January 13, 2018
Deaths of two 17-year-olds confirmed
Two deaths have been confirmed so far.
1. Sonal Bhagwan Surati
2. Janhawi Harish Surati
Both were residents of Masauli, Ambedkarnagar.
32 children rescued so far
The boat with 40 children capsized around 11.30 am. Thirty-two children have been rescued so far. The children from KL Ponda school had gone for a picnic at Dahanu Parnaka beach.
Coast Guard, local fishermen, police involved in rescue operations
Coast Guard diverts ships at sea to site of accident; Dornier aircraft deployed from Daman
Coast Guard has diverted ships which were at sea and ships are also sailing from Mumbai. Dornier aircraft and helicopters from Daman (near to Dahanu) have also been launched: Coast guard PRO on rescue operations for boat capsize in Dahanu #Maharashtra— ANI (@ANI) January 13, 2018
Four dead, 25 children rescued so far
The boat, carrying 40 children capsized two nautical miles off the Dahanu sea shore in Maharashtra. So far, four have been found dead and 25 children rescued as rescue operations continue.
President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted that he was "anguished" by the Dahanu boat capsize, while Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis expressed his condolences over the incident on Saturday. A boat with 40 school children on board capsized two nautical miles off the sea shore in Dahanu, Maharashtra, leaving four students dead so far on Saturday. The Indian Coast Guard has diverted ships to Dahanu to conduct the rescue operations.
Local BJP MLA Manisha Choudhary claimed that the boat was ferrying around 40 children.
#Maharashtra: 4 dead, 25 rescued out of the 40 students who were on board boat that capsized 2 nautical miles from the sea shore in Dahanu. Rescue operations continue.
— ANI (@ANI) January 13, 2018
According to ANI, the rescue operations are currently underway. The coast guard has diverted ships at sea, with some of them sailing from Mumbai. Dornier aircraft and helicopters from Daman (close to Dahanu) have also been launched, said the Coast Guard PRO.
So far, 25 children have rescued, reports said.
District Collector Prashant Narnaware told PTI that the incident occurred this morning off the Dahanu coast.
"Massive rescue and relief operations are underway and District Superintendent of Police and local officials are supervising the operations," he said.
Further details were awaited, he said.
With inputs from PTI
Updated Date: Jan 13, 2018 21:11 PM