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Group selfie tips boat, three drown

DNMUM405518 | 1/14/2018 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :250 | Mumbai

40 teens went for joyride on illegal ferry in Dahanu

Mumbai: Three college students died and two were hospitalised after a ferry, carrying 40 college students and two boatmen, capsized near Dahanu beach on Saturday morning. The boat’s navigator has also been hospitalized; he is under police watch.
All were students of KL Ponda High School and Junior college. The incident took place at around 11.30 am when they went to the upper deck of ‘Dahanu chi Rani’ to take selfies, causing the boat to tip over. Dahanu Chi Rani had a capacity of only 25 passengers. The illegal ferry also did not have any life-jackets.
Sonal and Janvi Surti (not sisters), both 17, were among the deceased. They studied in Class XII. Sanskriti Mayavanshi of Class XI drowned too. All three lived in Ambedkar N
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