Two girls drowned in a pond in Dasadi area of Sadar upazila on Saturday noon.
The deceased were identified as Riya Aktar, 12, daughter of Fazlul Haque Akondo of Dasadi area of Sadar upazila, and Nahida Sultana, 14, daughter of Nannu Miji, a resident at Koralia Road of the district town.
They are cousins.
Family sources said Nahida drowned first in the pond while both girls were taking bath in the pond and Riya got drowned as she tried to rescue her drowning cousin, reports unb.
Later, family members rescued the duo using fishing net and rushed them to Chandpur Gov General Hospital where doctor declared them dead, said Assistant Director of the hospital Dr GM Faruq Bhuiyan.