2 students drown in Birganj

31 May, 2020 12:00 AM printer

RANGPUR: Two students died as they drowned in the river Atrai in Jharbari-Joyganj Kheyaghat area under Birganj upazila of Dinajpur district on Saturday, reports BSS.

“The victims were Rayeem Islam, 16, and Sourav Islam, 18, of village Goreya Sarkerpara in nearby Sadar upazila of Thakurgaon district,” Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Birganj police station Abdul Matin said.

Rayeem was a student of class ten at Thakurgaon Zila School while Sourav was a Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examination candidate this year from Goreya Degree College in Thakurgaon district.

Both of them went missing while they were taking bathe in the river at 1:30 pm along with another friend who managed to swim ashore.

Local villagers rescued the body of Sourav from the river after half an hour of the tragic incident.

“Later, divers from Rangpur Fire Service and Civil Defense Station rushed to the stop and rescued the body of Rayeem at 4:30 pm,” the OC said. The bodies were handed over to their relatives.