Two schoolboys drowned in the Teesta River at Mohipur in Gangachhara upazila of Rangpur today.
The deceased were identified as Anwarul Sayeed, 14, a resident of Dhap area of Rangpur city, and Sumon Ahmed, 14, of Islambagh area in the city. They were Class-VIII students of Brighton School and College in the city.
Officer-in-charge of Gangachhara Police Station Zinnat Ali said a group of teachers and students of the school went to Mohipur in the morning to visit the Teesta River on the occasion of Pahela Baishakh.
Around 11am, some students went down to the river to have their bath. However, Anwarul and Sumon went missing.
The teachers and other students along with locals started searching for them.
At one stage, they managed to rescue Anwarul and Sumon from the river and took them to Rangpur Medical College Hospital where doctors declared them dead, added the OC.