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Boat with 40 school children on board capsizes in sea, 4 dead

Mumbai: At least four school children died and as many as 25 of them were rescued after a boat capsized in the Arabian Sea off Dahanu coast in Palghar district of Maharashtra on Saturday, according to media.

As many as 40 school children were on board the boat.

District Collector Prashant Narnaware told media 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.

Coast guard PRO said ships which were at sea have been diverted to the site of mishap and ships are also sailing from Mumbai. Dornier aircraft and helicopters from Daman (near to Dahanu) have also been launched.

More details are awaited.

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