Three children drowned in a pond at Mamunshia village in Kotchandpur upazila in Jhenidah district on Monday morning.
The deceased were identified as Riya Khatun, 10, Nila Khatun, 8-two daughters of Joynal Abedin and Murad Hossain, 8, son of Manir Mia of the village. They were students of Mamunshia Government Primary School, UNB reports.
Local people said Riya, Nila and Murad drowned in the pond when a bhela (handmade boat made by banana tree) carrying them overturned in the middle of the pond around 11 am.
After a hectic search, local people recovered the bodies of the three children at noon, said Ahmed Kabir, officer-in-charge of Kotchandpur Police Station.