6 children drown in 3 districts
Six children drowned in separate ponds in Jashore, Chapainawabganj and Dinajpur districts today (May 30, 2022).
In Chapainawabganj, two children drowned in a pond near their house at Tikrampur in Chapainawabganj municipality area around 11:30am.
The deceased were identified as Didar (5), son of Delwar Hossain; and Tisha (3), daughter of Mohammad Hossain in Tikrampur area, reports our local correspondent.
Quoting locals, Mozaffor Hossain, officer-in-charge of Sadar Model Police Station, said, the two children went to the pond for taking a bath and drowned.
Locals and family members rescued them and took them to Chapainawabganj 250-bed District Hospital where doctors declared them dead, our local correspondent reports, quoting the OC.
An unnatural death case was filed with the police station.
In Jashore, three children drowned in a pond at Srirampur village in Bagharpara upazila around 12:30 pm when they were taking bath, reports UNB.
The deceased were identified as Toma (8), daughter of Harun Molla, Sumaiya (8), daughter of Kamrul Islam, and Hossain (5), son of Syed Molla from Srirampur village.
Firoz Uddin, officer-in-Charge of Bagharpara police station, said locals rescued the bodies and took to upazila health complex where doctors announced them dead on arrival.
"As the pond was deep and the kids didn't know how to swim they drowned," he said.
In Dinajpur, a minor child drowned in a pond in Nawabganj upazila of the district in the morning, UNB reports.
The deceased was Taslima (2), daughter of Tara Mandal of Haripur Mandbachan village of Golapganj union.
According to the locals, Taslima was playing near a pond adjacent to her house around 10am and fell into the pond.
Family members rescued her and took her to Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared her dead, said Ferdous Wahid, officer-in-charge, of Nawabganj police station.