Eight people, including seven children, drowned in Chattogram, Sylhet, Chapainawabganj, Sherpur and Brahmanbaria districts during Eid holidays.
In Chattogram, two children drowned in a canal in Kolpolok residential area in Bakolia of the city around 1pm on Tuesday while playing near the canal.
The deceased were identified as Md Shamim, 10, and Rabiul Islam, 7, residents of the area.
Sadiqur Rahman, officer-in-charge (OC) (investigation) of Panchlaish police station, said locals rescued the children and took them to Chattogram Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) where doctors announced them dead on arrival.
In Sylhet, a tourist drowned in the river at Jaflong, a tourist destination, this noon, said Md Ratan Sheikh, in-charge of Jaflong Tourist Police.
The deceased was identified as Mahidul Islam, 19, of Narsingdi district. He was a 2nd year student of Narsingdi Ideal College.
He among three people drowned in the river while taking bath, however, two of them managed to swim to the shore, said the official.
Later, fire service divers recovered Mahidul’s body from the river around 6pm, he added.
In Chapainawabganj, a 12-year-old boy drowned in the Mahananda River in the town this noon, said Mozaffar Hossain, officer-in-charge (OC) of Chapainawabganj Sadar police station.
The deceased was identified as Kawsar, son of Mesbaul Hoque of the district town.
Later, divers of the fire service rescued the boy and rushed him to district Sadar Hospital where doctors declared him dead, the OC added.
In Sherpur, a schoolboy drowned in a pond at a college playground in Pakuria union in the morning while playing football, said Naeem Md Nahid Hasan, inspector (Investigation) of Sherpur Sadar police station.
The deceased was identified as Munayem Islam Mishuk, a class X student of Sherpur Government Technical School and College.
Fire service divers recovered the body around 11am, said the OC.
In Brahmanbaria, two siblings drowned in a pond in Nabinagar upazila Monday evening.
The deceased were identified as Jannat Aktar, 10, and Sadia Aktar, 7, daughters of Md Atik Mia of the upazila.
The siblings slipped into the pond adjacent to their house and drowned, said Md Aminur Rashid, officer-in-charge (OC) of Nabinagar police station.
Later, locals recovered the bodies from the pond, he added.
In the district town, a schoolboy drowned in a canal at Kautali Sunday morning while bathing a sacrificial animal in the canal.
The deceased was identified as Nabil Rahman, a grade seven student of Ideal Residential School and College.
Fire service divers rescued Nabil's body from the Karulia canal after five hours of drowning, said district Fire Service Team Leader Md Jewel Mia.
Source: United News of Bangladesh