NOAKHALI: Three minors drowned in separate places at Sadar and Subarnchar upazilas in the district on Tuesday.
The deceased were identified as Afsar Hossain, 4, son of Horon Mia, a resident of Char Kazi Mokhles village, Arman Hossain, 4, son of Jahangir Alam of Keramatpur village, under Subarnachar upazila, and Nahid Hossain, 3, son of Nazir Uddin of Harinarayanpur area in the district town.Locals said Afsar was playing with other children in the house yard. At one stage, he drowned in a pond adjacent to the house while his relatives were unaware of it.
After searching, they found the body on the water and recovered it.
Arman also drowned in a nearby pond while playing on its bank.
Char Jabbar Police Station officer-in-charge (OC) Ziaul Haque Tarique Khandaker confirmed the incidents.
Meanwhile, Nahid’s family started searching for him as they could not see him anywhere in the area.
Later, they spotted his shoes beside a tank adjacent to his house, and then found him inside the tank.Being informed, fire fighters from Noakhali Fire Service and Civil Defence Station rushed there and rescued the boy.
He was taken to Noakhali Sadar General Hospital but the on-duty doctor declared him dead.
The fire service station officer Mostafizur Rahman confirmed the matter.