CHANDPUR: A 60-year-old woman and her minor grandson drowned in a canal at Rajrajeshwar union of the district on Saturday morning.
The deceased were identified as Safin Hossain (8), son of Nasima Khatun, and his grandmother Mamtaz Begum (60) of Pradhania Bari area at Shilarchar village of the union.The incident occurred at 10:00 am at Pradhania Bari area when Saifin was playing with other children near the canal.
According to the relatives, Safin fell down into the canal next to their house while playing there.
Being informed by the other children, victim’s grandmother Mamtaz Begum rushed to the canal to rescue him but she too downed.
Later, the family member rushed to the spot and rescued them.
They were taken to Chandpur Government General Hospital where the duty doctor declared them dead.