Two children drown in Cumilla

Two children drowned in a pond near their home in the village of Arjuntola in Barura upazila of Cumilla district on Thursday.

The deceased were identified as Gopal Chandro, 12, son Jagobandhu Chandro and Shipto Pal, 9, son of Surho Lal of the village.

Family members said Gopal and Shipto were playing football along with some other children near the pond adjacent to their house.

The duo drowned in the pond while going to collect the ball, said Iqbal Bahar Mojumder, officer-in-charge of Barura police station.

Later, locals rushed them to Barur Upazila Health Complex where upazila health officials declared them dead on arrival.

Source: United News of Bangladesh