> A horrifying scene in Western India. At least three schoolgirls killed when a boat pack full of students capsized in waters off the coast not far from Mumbai. The vessel reportedly overturned when they crowded onto one side to take selfies. Authorities say as many as 40 were crammed on board, and not one was wearing a life jacket.
Onlookers did what they could to try to pull everyone to safety.>> We saw that the boat had capsized and around 20 to 25 students were sitting about a kilometer from here. As soon as we noticed that no one was around to help, we took off our clothes and jumped into the sea.
>> Distraught relatives crowded nearby beaches awaiting news of their loved ones. India’s coast guard says 23 children were being treated in hospital with 9 others discharged. While the nation’s president has offered his condolences to the families, promising the search for those missing will continue.