CHITTAGONG: Three children drowned in a pond at Boalkhali upazila in the district on Wednesday afternoon.
The ill-fated children were identified as two and a-half year old twins Israt Akter Sanam and Nusrat Akter Seher, daughters of expatriate Md Harun, and his brother's three-year-old girl Anju.
Sources said the babies were playing outside of their houses at Sripur-Khorondwip union under the upazila at around 2:30pm. Their guardians were taking rest at their respective houses after the lunch.
After some time, the guardians started searching for the babies and found them floating on the nearby pond, said Officer in-Charge (OC) Salauddin Ahmed of Boalkhali police station.
They were rushed to a local hospital where on-duty physicians declared them dead, said the OC..