Dahanu boat capsize updates: Coast Guard official says weight imbalance may have caused incident

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Dahanu boat capsize updates: Coast Guard official says weight imbalance may have caused incident
  • 20:37 (IST)

    Boat owner arrested

  • 19:25 (IST)

    Kailash Vijayvarghiya tweets condolences 

  • 18:47 (IST)

    Coast Guard official says boat may have capsized due to weight imbalance

  • 18:22 (IST)

    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.

  • 18:09 (IST)

    Congress leader Ashok Gehlot expresses condolences

  • 17:54 (IST)

    Injured admitted at Cottage Hospital and Kamble Hospital, says Devendra Fadnavis

  • 17:51 (IST)

    Boatman, owner booked for culpable homicide not amounting to murder

  • 16:56 (IST)

    Students were on a picnic when boat capsized 
    Police said that 32 students had been rescued and a search for the missing students was continuing with Coast
    Guard personnel and local fishermen out at sea. "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 said.
    Singe said that the private boat was carrying 40 students of Ponda School and Junior College in Parnaka in Dahanu and capsized around 11.30 am.
    The students were on a picnic.

  • 16:32 (IST)

    'An unfortunate day for Maharashtra'

  • 16:16 (IST)

    Visuals from rescue operations in Dahanu

  • 16:05 (IST)

    Ram Nath Kovind 'anguished' by Dahanu boat capsize incident

  • 16:04 (IST)

    Fishing boats in area assisting in rescue operations, says Coast Guard


  • 15:32 (IST)

    Names of some of those rescued in the search operation

  • 15:23 (IST)

    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.

  • 14:45 (IST)

    Visuals of rescue operations underway

  • 14:12 (IST)

    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. 

  • 14:08 (IST)

    Coast Guard, local fishermen, police involved in rescue operations

  • 14:01 (IST)

    Congress tweets condolences

  • 14:00 (IST)

    Coast Guard diverts ships at sea to site of accident; Dornier aircraft deployed from Daman

  • 13:57 (IST)

    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.

  • 13:54 (IST)

    Boat with 40 school children capsizes off Dahanu coast, Maharashtra

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.

Four children dead after boat capsized off Dahanu coast. Twitter @ANI

Four children dead after boat capsized off Dahanu coast. Twitter @ANI

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

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Updated Date: Jan 13, 2018 21:11:36 IST

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