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2 teenagers drown in Ctg canal

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 14 August, 2022 12:00 AM
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2 teenagers drown in Ctg canal
Relatives and family members of two teenage boys who drowned in a canal in Khatunganj area of Chattogram break down in tears on Saturday afternoon. —SUN PHOTO

CHATTOGRAM: Two teenage boys drowned in a canal in the city’s Khatunganj area on Saturday afternoon.

The deceased were identified as Md Mamun, 18, son of Ali Ahmed, and Md Hridoy, 13, son of Md Shahabuddin of Mohajer Colony in the Bakolia area.

Officer in-Charge (OC) Abdur Rahim of Bakolia police station said they were playing jumping into Chaktai canal from an iron-bridge in the Khatungnaj area around 1:30pm.

 At one stage, the duo jumped into the canal from rooftop of a nearby five-storey building and went missing.

Later, divers of Fire Service and Civil Defence (FSCD) department recovered their bodies from the canal around 4:30pm, he said.