Three minor girls from the same family drowned in a canal in Kurigram's Bhurungamari upazila on Sunday.
The deceased were identified as Shefali Akhter, 5, daughter of Apu Miah, and her cousins -- Sadia Akhter, 5, daughter of Saddam Hossain, and Jasmin Akhter, daughter of Zahurul Islam. They all hail from Baldia village in the upazila.
Quoting locals and the deceased's family members, police said the three kids went to take bath in a canal nearby their houses on Sunday noon and drowned.
After searching for an hour, family members found the three children's body floating in the water of the canal around 3:00pm, Officer in Charge of Kachakata Police Station Mahabub Alam confirmed the matter.