Four drown in Kurigram, Rajshahi

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Four people, including three minors, have drowned in two separate incidents in Kurigram and Rajshahi, reports UNB.  

In Bhurungamari upazila of Kurigram, two-year-old Jabir and his cousin Adib, also aged two, drowned while playing near a pond at Khamar Beldoho village on Friday.

They were sons of Abdul Hamid and Anowar Hossain of the village. 

Ruhul Amin, officer-in-charge (OC) of Bhurungamari police station, said an unnatural death case will be filed over the incident. 

Meanwhile, another drowning incident claimed the lives of eight-year-old Megha Khatun and her 24-year-old aunt, Hira Khatun in Rajshahi's Durgapur upazila. Both victims were speech-impaired. 

Nazmul Haque, the OC of Durgapur police station, said the incident occurred around 8:30 am on Friday when Megha accidentally fell into a nearby pond while washing her hands.

Noticing it, Hira rushed to her aid but met the same fate and drowned. The police went there by 10:30 am and recovered the bodies from the pond.  

The bodies were returned to their families after autopsy, the OC said, adding an unnatural death case has been filed over the incident.