Two Dhaka University (DU) students drowned in the Padma River near Mainatghat in Dohar upazila in Dhaka on Tuesday.
The deceased were identified as Abrar Nirjhar, 21, and Ahmed Hasan, 20, first year students of the DU Economics Department.
A group of 14 students of the department went to Mainatghat around 3:00pm to pass their leisure time on the riverbank, UNB reports quoting DU acting proctor Prof Amzad Hossain.
Abrar and Hasan were washed away by strong current when they along with other students were taking bath in the river.
On information, a firefighting team rushed in and recovered the bodies from the river around 5:30 pm.