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Two children die by drowning in Chandpur, taking a total of four within 10 days

  • Chandpur Correspondent
  • 9th August, 2022 05:28:58 PM
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Two children die by drowning in Chandpur, taking a total of four within 10 days

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Chandpur appears to be a place of embracing watery grave as two minors have drowned in the district again.

The victims are Saidul, 6, and Atiya Islam Dadam, 3, hailing from two different places of the district.

Saidul, son of Rana Bepari of Mominpur village under Bagadi union of Sadar upazila, drowned in the pond near Haziganj Govt Model Pilot High School while taking bath.

Rana Bepari said “My son along with other children went to take bath in the pond after playing in the school field at 11:30am.”

Saidul along with parents used to live in a rented house at Toragarh village in ward 8 of the municipality.  He was taken to hospital where attending doctor declared him dead.

Meanwhile, Atiya drowned in parental pond at Pachui village in Gandharbapur  Dakkhin Union.

Later, family members found her floating body. She was taken to Haziganj upazila health complex and declared dead.

Mohammad Zobayer Syed, OC of Haziganj police station, said “bodies of two children are under police custody. We will take step as per law.”

Earlier, on July 31, two children embraced tragic watery grave by drowning in two spate ponds in Chandpur.

The deceased were Sumaiya Akter aged 7 years and Mohammad Hossain 20 months.

Sumaiya was daughter of Mohammad Rumon who hailed from Sylhet. After separation of her parents, she used to live in grandparents’ house in Subidpur village. She drowned in a neighbour’s pond. 

Meanwhile, Mohammad Hossain, son of Md Sharif Hossain of Toragarh village under Haziganj municipality, drowned in a pond.

On July 31, 2018, two minor girls died by drowning in a pond in Sonaimuri village of Hajiganj upazila of Chandpur.

The victims were Sinthia Akhter, 6, daughter of Md Delwar Hossain, and Maria Akhter, 5, daughter of Md Delwar Hossain.