Two children die after being trapped in sand

Our Correspondent

23 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

PANCHAGARH: Two children have been buried alive under sands lifted by dredgers during re-excavation of the River Karatoa in Boda upazila of the district.

The deceased were identified as Hridoy Islam, 7, son of Rafiqul Islam, and Al Amin, 8, son of Hasan Ali, residents of Shikarpur Bhatiapara area under Benghari Bonogram union.

Police and locals said the boys went to play on the river bank on Wednesday afternoon and buried in the hole created by the pressure of water and sand during excavation by the dredgers. After a hectic search, victims’ families and locals found their bodies under the sands at night. On information, police rushed to the scene.

Boda police SI Zahid Hasan said a UD case has been filed in this regard.