Friday, 19 August, 2022

Two children drown in Gopalganj

Two children drowned in Getpara Canal under Sadar upazila of the district this afternoon.

The deceased were identified as Nabil Khandakar Arman, 12, son of Selim Khandakar, and Hriday Mir, 12, son of Mofizur Rahman Mir, residents of Getpara area of the upazila.

They are also the fifth-standard students of Rangdhanu School in the city.

According to local sources, three friends-- Arman, Hriday and Apan-- drowned in the water of Getpara Canal this afternoon as they did not know how to swim.

Later, a diving team of the fire service rescued the victims in an unconscious state and took them to Gopalganj 250-bed hospital where on-duty doctor declared Arman and Hriday dead.