Two boys drown in ponds
Two boys drowned in ponds in Thakugaon and Tangail districts yesterday.
They were identified as Mahbub Alam Swapna, 4, son of Ramzan Ali of Dakkhin Raghunathpur village in Pirganj upazila of Thakurgaon district, and Joy Khan, 8, son of Shawkat Ali of Laohati village in Delduar upazila of Tangail district.
Our Thakurgaon correspondent quoted locals as saying that swapna was playing on the bank of a pond adjacent to their house at noon. Suddenly, he slipped into the pond and drowned.
After a hectic search, family members found Swapna into the pond and took him to Pirganj upazila health complex where the doctors declared him dead.
Joy Khan, a class II student of Laohati Government Primary School, drowned in a pond at his aunt's house at adjacent Katulee village in Delduar upazila of Tangail in morning, reports our correspondent.
Joy went to the aunt's house along with his mother on Saturday. He was playing with ducks of the house in a nearby pond at around 11:00am. At one stage, he drowned into the pond. Joy's body later found floating on the pond, family sources said.