Four children drowned in different ponds in the districts of Khulna and Thakurgaon on Wednesday, the day of Eid. The children, aged between four and 10 years, included two siblings.
In Thakurgaon, the two siblings -- Shimu, 9 and Jannatun, 4, daughters of Shahabul Alam -- allegedly slipped into a pond near their house in Medinisagar village while playing on Wednesday afternoon.
"When they did not return home after a long time, their family members started searching for them. Later, locals found their bodies floating in the pond," he said.
A few hours later, two children drowned in a pond in Khulna. The duo had gone to take bath in the waterbody in their village Araji Dumuria in Dumuria upazila.
The deceased were identified as Mahim, 10, son of Mofizul Sheikh, and Taha, 7, daughter of Sirajul Sheikh. Both were madrasa students.
According to their relatives, both had gone to take bath in the pond and their bodies were later found floating in the waterbody.