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Three students drown, 32 rescued after boat capsizes in Maharashtra

Three students drown, 32 rescued after boat capsizes in MaharashtraThe private boat was carrying 40 students of Ponda School and Junior College in Parnaka in Dahanu and capsized around 11.30 am. Police said that 32 students had been rescued and a search for the missing ones was continuing with Coast Guard personnel and local fishermen out at sea.PTI | Updated: Jan 13, 2018, 18:52 IST

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  • The boat was two nautical miles from the shore when the incident occurred, at around 11.30am
  • Students of Ponda School and Junior College in Parnaka in Dahanu were on the boat
  • All three confirmed dead were residents of Masauli in Dahanu's Ambedkar Nagar area
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Boat carrying 40 students capsizes in MaharashtraBoat carrying 40 students caps... MUMBAI: Three girls drowned and five were missing after a private boat with 40 students, who were on a school picnic, capsized this morning off the coast of Dahanu in Palghar district of Maharashtra.
Police said that 32 students had been rescued and a search for the missing ones was continuing with Coast Guard personnel and local fishermen out at sea.
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.
All three we re residents of Masauli in Dahanu's Ambedkar Nagar area.
Dahanu 2 Rescued students receive treatment at a hospital in Dahanu
The private boat was carrying 40 students of Ponda School and Junior College in Parnaka in Dahanu and capsized around 11.30 am, Singe said.
The students were on a picnic.
"The Coast Guard has deployed its ships and aircraft in the rescue operation and personnel from several departments like the coastal police are involved in the search operations," the SP said.
The location is around 20 miles off the Dahanu coast, a spokesperson of the Coast Guard said. Dahanu is located around 130 km from Mumbai.
Among the rescued, three students and the boat driver were admitted to a hospital, the police said.
President Ram Nath Kovind, who arrived in Mumbai today on a two-day visit to Maharashtra, has offered his condolenc es to the families of those killed in the tragedy.
"Anguished to hear of boat carrying school children 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," he tweeted.
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