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A minor boy and his grandmother drowned in a canal on Saturday morning in Rajrajeshwar union of Chandpur district, reports UNB.

The deceased were identified as Saifin Hossain (8), son of Nasima Khatun, and his grandmother Mamtaz Begum (60) of Pradhania Bari area at Shilarchar village of Rajrajeshwar.

According to the relatives, Saifin fell into the canal next to their house while playing with his peers at 10:00 am on Saturday at Pradhania Bari area.

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When his grandmother Mamtaz was informed the news by other children, she rushed towards the canal and jumped to rescue Saifin but failed.

Later the family member rushed to the spot and rescued them. They were taken to Chandpur Government General Hospital where the on duty physician declared them dead.

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