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12:00 AM, June 12, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, June 12, 2019

Two girls drown in pond

Two girls drowned in a pond at Uttar Pakua village in Barlekha upazila of the district on Monday.

The deceased were Lamia Akter, 14, daughter of Abdul Ahad of Haldirpar village in the upazila and her maternal aunt’s daughter Shammi Akter, 12, of Jaldup village in Sylhet’s Bianibazar upazila.

Police and locals said the duo went to the pond at their maternal grandfather’s home to take a bath and drowned as they did not know how to swim.

Family members later rescued the girls from the pond and sent them to Bianibazar Upazila Health Complex where on-duty doctor declared them dead, said Barlekha Police Station Officer-in-Charge Yasinul Haque.

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