Two teenagers drowned in Padma river in Rajshahi’s Barakuthi area on Friday while they were trying to rescue their friend.
The deceased were identified as Nirab, 14, son of Sharif and Shahil, 17, son of Shahid.
Locals said that three friends were taking bath in the river at 11:30 am. At one stage, Sajeed went underwater and didn’t resurface. Seeing this, Nirab and Shahil went to rescue Sajeed but they drowned. However, Sajeed resurfaced some moment later.
Later, locals retrieved Nirab and Shahil and took them to Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital (RMCH) where duty doctor declared them dead.