Tuesday, 5 July, 2022

4 children drown in 2 districts

Four children drowned in Chandpur and Thakurgaon districts on Tuesday and Wednesday. In Chandpur: Two siblings drowned in a pond at Hajiganj upazila in Chandpur district on Wednesday.

The deceased were identified as Saimun Hossain, 6, and Tamim Hossain, 4, son of Saiful Islam, resident of Mukundusar village under Rajargaon union of the upazila.

In Thakurgaon: Two children drowned in a river in Kohorpara village of Sadar upazila in the district on Tuesday.

The deceased were identified as Siam, 9, son of Yunus Ali, and Masum Billah, 11, son of Monsur Ali of the village.

Tanvirul Islam, officer-in-charge (OC) of Sadar Police Station, said four children, including Siam and Masum, went to the river for taking a bath in the afternoon.

“At one stage, they went missing. On information, divers rushed to the spot and rescued them,” the OC added.

Later, Siam and Masum were taken to Thakurgaon General Hospital, where doctors declared them dead on arrival.