Two children drowned in a pond at Nowagao village of Manoharganj in Cumilla on Saturday, reports UNB.

The deceased are Ziad, 9, and his cousin brother Sayed, 7.

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Local union parishad member Saiful Islam said the boys were playing beside a pond at noon.

At one point they appeared to have fallen into the pond and drowned, he said.

Their bodies were later recovered from the pond, he said.