Two minor girls drowned in a haor (wetland) at Hotamara village in Jamalganj upazila of Sunamganj district on Tuesday afternoon.
The deceased were identified as Tania,7, daughter of Nurunnabi, and Tomalika, 7, daughter of Sajul Hoque, residents of Hotamara village--both students of Hotamara Government Primary School.
Quoting family sources, Officer-in-charge of Jamalganj Police Station M Atikur Rahman said the two children were playing on the bank of a haor adjacent to their house in the afternoon.
At one stage, Tania slipped into the haor when Tomalika jumped into there to rescue her friend.
Later, locals recovered their floating bodies from the haor, reports unb.
A pall of gloom descended upon the area following the incident.