About 40 students were aboard the boat.

Maharashtra:  A boat carrying 40 children capsized off the coast of Dahanu near Parnaka Beach around 135 km from Mumbai.

The incident took place at around 11.30 this morning. According to the local police, 32 children have been rescued so far and the remaining children are still missing.

The Coast Guard has joined search operations and local administration officers and emergency response staff are on the spot. Dornier aircraft and helicopters from Daman (near to Dahanu) have also been pressed into service.

More details are awaited.

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