Three members of a family, including two minor children, drowned in the Karotoa river yesterday.
The deceased were identified as Chandan Kumar, 35, son of Bijan Kumar of Chandijaan village in Sherpur upazila, his daughter Kiran Mala, 5, and nephew Arup Kumar, 6.
Quoting locals and deceased’s family members, Officer in Charge (OC) of Sherpur Police Station Humayan Kabir said the incident occurred when Chandan, a fisherman, along with his daughter and nephew were catching fish in nearby Karotoa river around 1:30pm.
Being informed by the villagers, police and fire fighters went to the spot and recovered the bodies of Chandan and Kiran and took them to Sherpur Upazila Health Complex, where the doctors declared them dead around 3:00pm.
However, Arup’s body could not be traced as of filing of this report around 8:00pm, the OC said.