VIDEO: 3 Students Dead After Ferry Sinks Off Indian Coast

By ,   January 14, 2018 ,   Accidents

A ferry boat carrying mostly schoolchildren sank in Arabian Sea off the western coast of India on Saturday, January 13, killing 3 students, police said.

According to he police and navy involved in the rescue operation, another 29 teenagers were rescued after the accident off Dahanu, state of Maharashtra.

All students onboard have been accounted for.

Press Trust of India news agency said that 32 kids were rescued during search operations via a plane, helicopters and ships.

The schoolchildren were on a picnic when the accident occurred.

Police said the operation had been completed via the boat's recovery.

According to 17-year-old Moshudi Pervez Sheikh, who survived, the ferry boat tilted and sank as the children moved to one side in order to take selfies.

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